Two poems by Kris Nesbitt
“[silence is part of the argument]” and “Brief Treatise on Interpersonal Correspondence”
[silence is part of the argument] concede nothing eradicate the context stood here long enough every hill a new grave unswayed biased questions with biased answers extract negative value unrequited contrition conversations with a long refractory period demonstrate no grief unemotional parse into forgiveness thats the threshold conciliatory and disagreeing compromise: do what i want you learn something by deteriorating
Brief Treatise on Interpersonal Correspondence utter sedition why tread carefully catalyzed by peril countervailing disorderism equally delusory mammalian weaknesses dangerous and fragile social media swipes dopamine debit cards the complexity of philosophy and the simplicity of religion denunciation mode allowed through inaction tighten the tourniquet accords bullets say to whom it may concern
About the poet:
A 2019 graduate from Russell Sage in Writing and Contemporary Thought Kris Nesbitt lives in a small New York village and works in a slightly larger Vermont town. Recently published by Indelible Lit, Wayne Literary Review & Wingless Dreamer. Forthcoming publication in From Whispers to Roars.