Not Exactly Poems

by Marisa Siegel

A grad thesis is 100 pages of poetry that are bound together (at cost) and sit in a corner of a library at an institution of higher learning. My grad thesis is thousands of miles from here.

(Not just literally.)

When the weather is uniquely New York, I miss California desperately.

When I lived in California, I talked about missing the weather in New York incessantly.

(Weather was a theme in my thesis. Sitting in a car in the rain.)

Other themes: East Coast West Coast benches basements pushing buttons corners and what gathers there cataloguing truth digging truth boxing truth bird we are

Another theme: Home

I will not be circling back today. Today is all line.