February 2010

Christopher Citro


Christopher Citro's poetry has been published recently in Harpur Palate, The Cincinnati Review, Poet Lore, Permafrost, Faultline, Arsenic Lobster, and Inch Magazine. A student in the M.F.A. program at Indiana University, his poetry has been featured twice on Verse Daily and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is host of The Poets Weave on the NPR station WFIU.

Help! I'm Floating!    

Two weeks of taking these little white pills
and you're free.
You'll be immune to gravity any time you want.
Just by saying to yourself, "I quit,"
up you'll float. Fly around the room.
Shoot over to Paris and back.
Dive bomb your enemies. Whatever you want.
Then all you have to do is say to yourself, "I'm back,"
and you'll land and stick to the earth as usual.
They represent a wonderful advancement, these pills.
Much better than the ones I used to take
to make me invisible.
I'd get so terribly depressed wondering why
no one ever talked to me.
And then I'd remember.



Christopher Citro: Poetry
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