In our July issue, “Three Poems” by Lane Falcon. Look on for dishonest cars, black daisies, and nervous bibles.
1. There are such ghosts in â€œAmber.â€ If they were to make themselves known, where in these stanzas would they be hiding? Â Â
Probably the last stanza, the on-looker stanza. The poem honorsÂ someone who is idoliized– a heroine– but estranged. Someone I love and admire, although I hardly ever see her anymore.
2. Those strings of black daisies: a testament to what?
Rebellion, strength,Â opposition, adaptation.
3. I love the close, dark spaces of â€œApology.â€ I ask because Iâ€™m curious, because the text and audio contradict: which is more honest, a Hyundai or a Nissan?
4. Whom do you have yet to apologize to?
Today I feel like I should apologize to everyone. I want to apologize to anyone I ever hurt by being glib or saying the wrong thing. Especially in matters of love, you can’t judge other people’s relationships.
5. â€œMotel Aloneâ€ reads like waking up. What is your favorite implication?
Chin up, little bible!Â isÂ my favorite line. I like the panicky cheer. I also like that I found somewhere to appropriately use an exclamation point.