Three Reasons for the Pot Burned Up on the Stove

Three Reasons for the Pot Burned Up on the Stove
by Seth Pennington 

          an erasure of Bruce Springsteen’s “Thunder Road”

The screen
waves
a vision across
the lonely
that I want you
home.
I face
what I'm here for
thinking
ain't that
faith?

The roses waste
redemption
beneath this
chance to make
the window
Heaven, lying out
like a kill.

It’s late.
I ain't broken
in the eyes.
I burned
your name in the street. 

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Seth Pennington is publisher & designer at Sibling Rivalry Press, which he runs with his husband, Bryan Borland. He co-edited Joy Exhaustible, an anthology highlighting the writing of gay publishers and editors & was associate editor of Assaracus, the world’s only print journal dedicated exclusively to the gay poet. His poetry has appeared as a broadside via Stillhouse Press and in HIV Here and Now, The Good Men Project, and Out of Sequence: The Sonnets Remixed.