Tuesday, July 30, 2013

#Litmaglove: Tovah Burstein's "Poem with Regrets" from Ghost Ocean #12

Every once in a while, we like to blog about stuff we find in our online reading adventures. We don't get to it nearly as often as we'd like to, but still...

Ghost Ocean Magazine is an all-around cool lit mag that consistently publishes some very interesting short fiction and poetry. In their 12th issue, they published a poem by Tovah Burstein called "Poem with Regrets."

The poem itself is pretty straightforward--which isn't to say it's not rad, or thought-provoking, or fresh, just easy to read in way that makes you think, dammit, why didn't I write that?

Here's the first stanza:
Every mango I’ve ever had in my life
has always been the best mango
I’ve ever had in my life.
I don’t feel the same way
about people.
Now go read the rest of this profound and juicy poem here.