by Carl Boon
I’ve only seen the Führer once, and wept.
wanting coloring books and solitude.
Klaus who never kissed me.
The wind stirs forth its ghastliness.
and draw black x’s on my notebook.
Carl Boon is the author of the full-length collection Places & Names: Poems (The Nasiona Press, 2019). His poems have appeared in many journals and magazines, including Prairie Schooner, Posit, and The Maine Review. He received his Ph.D. in Twentieth-Century American Literature from Ohio University in 2007, and currently lives in Izmir, Turkey, where he teaches courses in American culture and literature at Dokuz Eylül University.