Upon Discovering the Interrobang

Upon Discovering the Interrobang

I’ve long since mastered the art
of feigning surprise. My pen gasps,

shouts in the same tired way as everyone else’s.

But once, someone had the nerve
to dream, to form beauty out of the aether,

to leave our curveless hearts to stand in shock.

I’ve written plenty,
but I’ve never had that courage
or such a talent for naming things

Timothy Tarkelly  

Timothy Tarkelly's work has been featured by Philosophical Idiot, Back Patio Press, Cauldron Anthology, From the Depths, GNU, Sludge Lit, and others. His book, Gently in Manner, Strongly in Deed: Poems on Eisenhower was published by Spartan Press in April, 2019. When he's not writing, he teaches in Southeast Kansas. 

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