POETRY

Scooting the Tube

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My detailed description of scooting through a big tube — the cavern formed by a hard-breaking wave — on a Kaikoos right contained…a whiff of authenticity. I still half remember that wave. — William Finnegan

One time, in ages past,
You saw a bit of debris,
A leaf, a stick, a log,
Carried by a wave.
You wondered, what does it feel like,
To be that thing
Carried along by the ceaseless churning
That

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Teacher. Satirist. Scholar. Published in Slackjaw, Points in Case, McSweeney’s, Ben Jonson Journal, and elsewhere. Definitely not a robot. Or an alien.

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Matthew Thiele

Matthew Thiele

Teacher. Satirist. Scholar. Published in Slackjaw, Points in Case, McSweeney’s, Ben Jonson Journal, and elsewhere. Definitely not a robot. Or an alien.