Robert Balun

there’s a lot of static out there today

there are

a lot of statistics

out there

the new
and novel
slip into


on the train

I watch for salt marshes

imagine when
they ranged
along the coast

their history---


where have you been today

that history

I plug my shirt back in


a child of liars


I woke up brand new

lost it in
the spin

in the spine
the body

before I even got to work


this is family


where are you now