Monday, July 13, 2020

new from above/ground press: Another Tricky Day, by Buck Downs

Another Tricky Day
Buck Downs

not right now

    I felt that wave
of what nicotine
    could do for me

extended form of mind
    full of capture

breathing in and out
share the same seat

    doing all that math
on the day I would die

        that ruin
    in the cadaver
    is the bottom-line

        come and get
        your feeling
    of every kind

    the world of not
    spending the night

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
July 2020
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Another Tricky Day is Buck Downs' third above/ground chapbook, after Shiftless [Harvester] (2016) and The Hack of Heaven (2017). A native of Jones County, Miss., he currently lives in Washington, DC. Furniture Press Books (Baltimore) published a selected poems, Unintended Empire, in 2017. Other books and printed matter are available at

To order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; in US, add $2; outside North America, add $5) to: rob mclennan, 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7M9. E-transfer or PayPal at at rob_mclennan (at) or the PayPal button at

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