I’m having a wormhole moment, one
serendipitous moment of intense
concentration that prevents
the second hand from budging.
So, I languor in an after-hours
tavern with scantily-feathered angels
topping off my fantasies.
Stretching time—as it were—why
else brave subzero heartbreaks
like a lobster drawn & quartered
between truth & reality?
& who knows how long I’ll remain
in this suspended imagination?
Alan Britt has
published over 3,000 poems nationally and internationally in such places as Agni,
Bitter Oleander, Bloomsbury
Review, Christian Science Monitor (U.S.), International Gallerie
(India), Letras (Chile), Magyar Naplo (Hungary), and
A New Ulster (Ireland). His interview at The Library of Congress for The Poet and the Poem aired on Pacifica Radio, January
2013. He has published 16 books of poetry. He teaches English/Creative Writing
at Towson University.
to "lean and loafe at his ease," Alan Britt is troubled by the corruption
and ambivalence that
permeates the Great Experiment, so politically speaking, he has started the
Commonsense Party, which ironically to some, sounds radical. He believes the
U.S. should stop invading other countries to relieve them of their natural
resources including tin, copper, bananas, diamonds, and oil; also, that it’s
time to eliminate corporate entitlements and reduce military spending in order
to properly educate its citizenry, thereby reducing crime and strengthening the
populace in the manner that the Constitution envisioned. He is quite fond of
animals both wild and domestic and supports prosecuting animal abusers. As a
member of PETA, he is disgusted by factory farming and decorative fur.
ALAN BRITT: Library of Congress