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The Grammar of Desire

by Paul J. Kocak

Issue 5 :: Winter 2009 (poetry)

Commanded to diagram a sentence,
I was too afraid, in seventh grade, to walk to the blackboard
And chart the chalky patterns of my percolating desire (forget about love, or other sentences).


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"The Grammar of Desire" is roughly 151 words.

Paul J. Kocak is a former caddy, editor, bagger, teacher, hitchhiker, and seminarian. For now, he writes, edits, develops business, and ardently advocates for the serial comma.