Friday, January 14, 2022

Arlington Racetrack by Jason Fisk

I used to want to spend
my summers
at the horse track
writing about the characters
I would see there
but I never got around to it

Now the track has
permanently closed
and I’m stuck writing
mediocre poems
about failed plans
to write great poems

Jason Fisk lives and writes in the suburbs of Chicago. He has worked in a psychiatric unit, labored in a cabinet factory, and mixed cement for a bricklayer. He was born in Ohio, raised in Minnesota, and has spent the last few decades in the Chicago area. He has a novel, The Craigslist Incident, coming out in June.

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