2016-11-02

Autos In Tuscaloosa
— a poem by Joseph Osel

in tuscaloosa
automobiles
wait for a train
to pass
before
rolling
to the
sawdust factory
the auto plant
the humdinger bar
no place
and over there

some turn
around
in tuscalossa
as the train
dings
and clicks
but most
wait

and the ones
who turn around
who knows
where
they’re
headed

_
Joseph Osel is a critical theorist, poet and Editor of Imperative Papers. He is the founding Literary Editor of The Commonline Journal, the archivist for Radical Critique and a Contributing Editor for its international auxiliary journal. "Autos In Tuscaloosa" was first published in New York Quarterly #66 (2010).

- Search the Journal -

- Most Read This Week -


Life Eats Life —poetry by Joseph Osel

I DREAM OF LOVING —poetry by Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal

at the 24 hour laundry —poetry by Justin Hyde

Mark of the Beast —poetry by Joseph Osel

Surefire Method —poetry by Dennis Paul Wilken