I live in Tucson with my wife Jane, a watercolorist, and with our dog, Irish. Our son Chris, writes for screen in L.A. My more recent work has appeared in The North American Review, The French Literary Review, Verse Daily, and others. My most recent collections are Transversales (BlazeVOX, 2013,) and Selected Poems (FutureCycle, 2016).
The day repeats itself
in dreams, and in dreams I am
always late for class,
after years of schoolrooms,
I am still running down the hall, knowing
that dreaded shame, and always I am
unprepared for the day’s lesson,
uneasy in my chair, unable to speak,
still fumbling with the text.
© 2017 Michael Gessner
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