Song of a Man Who Has Come Through Dream Cars // Michael Keenan

One more rung, in
the full-beard neon, in
the crime,

of Laurel’s hair.
One more rung
to dance like wind
on, the roofers watching
behind two castles, we

The Pacific Ocean, we
do, in one/perfect/line

from my hearse to yours, but

First, the black art.     

Michael Keenan received his MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University. His first chapbook, “Two Girls,” was published by Say No Press in 2009, and his first book, "Translations On Waking In An Italian Cemetery," will be released by A-Minor Press in the spring of 2014. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2011 and was recently chosen by C.D. Wright to be featured in the PEN Poetry Series. His writing has appeared in Fence, Alice Blue Review, Shampoo, Paul Revere’s Horse, and Arsenic Lobster, among others, and is forthcoming in Poetry International.