found another volcano in the dirt

i hope the center of the earth
is a big red room

with all the misplaced things
people never found.

cardstock tags saying hello

& little twine bows
waiting to be undone.

at the door,
a woman with a million names
hands you a nectarine

that ripens when you blink.

it’ll be a pit in your palm
before you can

say ah.

every volcano found
another volcano in the dirt
& they never needed any more.

the center of the earth,
a big red room.

those beautiful

saying hi,
but meaning


Sean Selbach is a poet living in Chicago, IL

Next Page (Sean Selbach)

Previous Page (Catherine-Esther Cowie)