AWAKE | Amanda Kusek’s poem finds pleasure in taking it slow.
by Amanda Kusek
I want to lose more days—
with thick aged book pages
between two fingers
let seasons pass
playing album after album of
college bands, lingering on
Bright Eyes, not asking for a dance
lose old friends too far gone to visit
with frosting across my lips and
staining my teeth a color-
–in the good ways good people
grow old, but refuse to mention.
Amanda Kusek | @cheapcourage | cheapcourage.com
Amanda Kusek published her debut book of poetry, Night Bodies, in 2019. Her poetry has been published in Every Pigeon, EntropyMag’s Enclave, Tessellate, Anti-Heroin Chic, and Yes, Poetry. She was a featured poet at the 2017 Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival. She also maintains her own blog at CheapCourage.com and co-hosts the podcast Show Me Yours. Amanda lives in New York City with her boyfriend and her neurotic Jack Russell Terrier, Ajax