Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.


Afraid that when
Beauty arrived he
would be too late
to meet her, he
ran faster than
a house on fire
past all the houses
not on fire believing
his house to be on fire
until he arrived in flames,
burning everything in sight.

fire-175966_640After a rather extended and varied second childhood in New Orleans, Matt Dennison’s work has appeared in Rattle, Bayou Magazine and Redivider, among others. He has also made videos with poetry videographers Michael Dickes, Swoon and Marie Craven.


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