morning hillside
fifty little goat butts
winking at the sun

ex-wife's razor 
surprisingly good
seemingly free

Dry day, empty house—
   the barely swinging door

The wind blows—
      not to move the trees
            but the trees move

tiny typewriter           
tiny truths
it is all here

Image credit:Atsushi Boulder

After a rather extended and varied second childhood in New Orleans (street musician, psych- tech, riverboat something-or-other, door-to-door poetry peddler, etc.), Matt Dennison finished his undergraduate degree at Mississippi State University where he won the National Sigma Tau Delta essay competition (judged by X.J. Kennedy). His work has appeared in Rattle, Bayou Magazine, Redivider, Natural Bridge, The Spoon River Poetry Review and Cider Press Review, among others. He has also made short films with Michael Dickes, Swoon, and Marie Craven.