Nov/Dec 2018 • Vol. XL No. 6 Getting and SpendingNovember 1, 2018 |

Someone Is Always Shouting

Moon-head is shouting at me to back the fuck up on the forklift I am trying to jab into a tower of wooden pallets stacked all the way to the sprinklers laid out under the roof of the warehouse where I am struggling to control the prongs of a monster and avoid dousing everyone on the floor of E. H. Sargent & Co., my summer in chemicals, the school where I learned that someone is always shouting at someone else on the job to back the fuck up.

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Edward Hirsch
Edward Hirsch is the winner of many awards, fellowships, and other honors, including Guggenheim, NEA, Delmore Schwartz Memorial, and the National Book Circle Award. He has published numerous books of poetry, most recently Gabriel: A Poem.

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