Mar/Apr 2015 • Vol. XXXVII No. 2 Poetry |

Post-Game-Day Blessing

Bless the black G-string, abandoned on the sidewalk beside a green gingko sapling on Lee Street. Bless the girl who shimmied out of it before dawn, drunk on Curaçao or Triple Sec or Mikes Hard Lemonade. Drunk on lust and early autumn and our team's unexpected win over Georgia Tech. Bless our team, all defense, no offense. Bless every-one who must have been downtown last night with their car flags and war whoops, mesh jerseys and microminis. Bless our star quarterback, on fire with a 14-3 halftime lead. We are on the first-grade class walking trip to the library so everyone can get their own cards. I am chaperone, which means herding kids out of traffic, back over the curb. Bless the curb, and the kids who use it as a balance beam. Bless the magical book drop. Bless the girl with knotted hair who tries to stuff orange leaves into the slot. And bless the librarian, too, who reads a book, loudly, clearly, to everyone about someone reading a spooky book. Bless the meta-story, and the m

Already have an account? Login

Join KR for even more to read.

Register for a free account to read five free pieces a month from our current issue and digital archive.
Register for Free and Read This Piece



Or become a subscriber today and get complete, immediate access to our digital archives at every subscription level.

Read More

On the Road

By Erika Meitner

Bless the black G-string, abandoned on the sidewalk beside a green gingko sapling on Lee Street. Bless the girl who shimmied out of it before dawn, drunk on Curaçao or […]

Composite Tiger

By Amanda Calderon

Bless the black G-string, abandoned on the sidewalk beside a green gingko sapling on Lee Street. Bless the girl who shimmied out of it before dawn, drunk on Curaçao or […]

Subscribe

Your free registration with Kenyon review incudes access to exclusive content, early access to program registration, and more.

Donate

With your support, we’ll continue 
to cultivate talent and publish extraordinary literature from diverse voices around the world.