Posts Tagged: Michael Klein
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A Poem By Michael Klein

A Life in the Theater

I was wrong, I shouldn’t have picked up the phone

just to read you the line you already knew from the review

the reviewer wrote that said you were no good in the play I can’t remember

and only came to see because it was you alive somewhere else in it—shining below the fake sun

and I was in love with something you said or thought or willed into being

because of just being back in the boat with the living after swimming too far out and for so long just

to meet living again. I struggled to get on board and join the [...]

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Michael Klein, "What He Was Reading"

What He Was Reading

You are watching the wind turn pages of a book back and forth until the weight of them stops it somewhere near the beginning.