Poems and Texts

“People Will Still Love” by Todd Colby

People Will Still Love

A certain sense of civility
matched the day perfectly. I was most funny
when I wasn’t trying to be. Sometimes I think
I’m dying and I am. 143 likes.
Deep inside the sold out day
people are trying to find satisfaction.
In many cases I don’t know anything.
Meanwhile, a heat dome is the beginning
of the end of something good.
The air conditioner sounds
like a vinyl version of Metal Machine Music.
Caving in is better than being above reproach.
The darkest, saddest, hottest summer
is halfway over. The sun dips
behind the High Line at a new angle.
More coffee solves nothing. The corpse
flower blooms once every 9 years.
Free sunlight. Free water. Fresh orange
paint on the side of that monstrous building.

Photo: Joanne Leigh

Todd Colby

Todd Colby has published six books of poetry. His latest book, Splash State, was published by The Song Cave in 2014. Todd’s most recent poetry and art have appeared in Poetry, Columbia: a journal of literature and art, Denver Quarterly, and Brooklyn Rail. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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