Tonight disguised as Breaking News
Again. On bars habits adjust. Muddy
Michigan port cranes thumb the lake.
Indigo smudged piano keys stop at Quality
Inn & Suites. Eagles persuade the blankness
About. Car license plates parked and bent.
Desk jobs in the distance are concepts here.
A national anthem of online sleepwalking.  
Bidding wars over King Charles Spaniels
Named Ronald and Reagan because trash
Islands at sea. The soul is liquid. Cupcake
White faces in windows offer no solution
Just August and malady. Mars One, I pray
Launch. Sign us up. Take us up and away.


BOONA DAROOM's work has appeared in LIT, SOFTBLOW, Nashville Review, among other places. He lives in Brooklyn.