“O” (Academy of American Poets Prize)

A poem by Amanda Montell, Judith Lobel Arkin Academy of American Poets Prize Honorable Mention

You are mason jars filled with
ribbon lightning.
You are an old bar in Hollywood
with a name like
Sycamore Jim’s.
You are a Smith and Wesson.
You are all lips.
O, you’re a
covered pocket watch
with ten years inside.

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