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David Hernandez: Hello I Must Be Going

Really nice meeting you sorry
I have to hurry off there’s this thing
happening this thing I must do
you too yes dying is the thing
everyone is not talking about it
why ruin karaoke night why discolor
the air between you and the bartender
hello what can I get for you
it’s miraculous we’re here and then
the world is yanked from us and then
time dismantles our bodies to dust
okay um can I help the next customer
see it would be awkward
let’s not bring it up mum’s the word
come on now we’ve still got
some living to do pick up that trumpet
I’ve got mine already never mind
we can’t play any instruments
the point is to make a sound
any sound in this endless parade
shimmering toward silence.


David Hernandez’s collections of poetry include Dear, Sincerely and Hello I Must Be Going (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016, 2022)

Copyright © 2022 David Hernandez. Included in Vox Populi by permission of the University of Pittsburgh Press.

One comment on “David Hernandez: Hello I Must Be Going

  1. Barbara Huntington
    April 26, 2022

    That was for other folks until recently…

    Liked by 1 person

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