Colin Dodds




Cardiopolitan Days


Kerfuffles and falafels
Festive suits, the extra glance, extra laugh
 
We hold each other’s keys
and guard them jealously

Everybody working
from imperfect information
 
Children conduct the Turing Test on one another
with indian sunburns and titty twisters
 
The model is mottled
Every gear turns, every eye sees
 
Love is the welt and the balm
It survives, but never unmixed

Summer returns to teach us a little more
about the thing we stupidly called stupidity



Colin Dodds is a writer with several acclaimed novels and poetry collections to his name. He grew up in Massachusetts and lived in California briefly, before finishing his education in New York City. He’s made a living as a journalist, editor, copywriter and video producer. Colin also writes screenplays, has directed a short film, and built a twelve-foot-high pyramid out of PVC pipe, plywood and zip ties. He lives in New York City, with his wife and daughter. You can find more of his work at thecolindodds.com.








                                    

 

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