When you take a flower in your hand

and really look at it, it’s your world

for the moment. You get whatever

accomplishment you are willing to

declare. Nobody sees a flower really;

it is so small. We haven’t time and

to see takes time. I hate flowers—

I paint them because they are cheaper

than models and they stand still.

I take them apart.

I know too much about them.

Kyle Seamus Brosnihan

Kyle Seamus Brosnihan is a Filipino-American poet, playwright, and currently an MFA candidate in Poetry at Brooklyn College. He is the Arts Editor for the Brooklyn Review. His poetry has been published in Hobart, The Mantle, Interpret Magazine, The Empty House Review, Always Crashing, Boston Accent Lit, and elsewhere. His poem 'Martha' was voted Poem of the Year by the Brooklyn Poets in 2020. His first full-length play, 'The Performance,' premiered off-Broadway in March of 2020. His work was longlisted for Frontier Poetry’s 2021 Award for New Writers.  


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