The new telephone
lines and poles stood between trees.
Soon, it happened. Here,
again. Rope, then bodies strewn—
same old ingenuity,
same innocence, killing me.
Aaron Coleman is the author of St. Trigger, which won the 2015 Button Poetry Prize, and Threat Come Close (Four Way Books, forthcoming 2018). A Fulbright Scholar, Cave Canem Fellow, and graduate of Washington University St. Louis’ MFA program, Aaron has lived and worked with youth in locations including Kalamazoo, Chicago, Spain, and South Africa. He is currently a PhD student in Comparative Literature at Washington University St. Louis.