A Countdown in Poems to the Irish Arts Center PoetryFest

Poem #6: Wants, by Leontia Flynn

October 27, 2015  By Literary Hub
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For the next seven days Literary Hub will help in counting down the days until the seventh-annual Irish Arts Center PoetryFest begins by publishing a poem, as selected by festival co-curator Belinda McKeon. 

 

Wants, by Leontia Flynn

 

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Over the acres and spaces and pages and screens

news of what we want comes

to keep us informed.  Everything is clean

and efficient.  Everything saves time.

 

There is a new version of a thing –

and I want one.

I want to live each day and love the skin I’m in

I want to lose that holiday half stone.

 

And when the winter sky leaches and fades out

in town

above Tile Magic or The Game Zone

 

I want a bed of snow – bleached, whiter than white:

fine Linen

and the sheets turned down.

 

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