Some people walk out
during the coming attractions
grumbling loudly enough to be heard
about the dumb filth
Hollywood spews onto our nation's
silver screens. No doubt it's election season again,
is all I can think. That's political talk.
But I'm distracted by the handsome man
undoing the beautiful woman's brassiere.
They're so tall, so American.
Brian Beatty's poems have appeared in numerous print and online publications, including Bark, Clementine Poetry Journal,
Conduit, Dark Mountain (England), The Evergreen Review, The Glasgow Review of Books (Scotland), Great Walks (Australia),
Gulf Coast, Hobart, McSweeney's, Midwestern Gothic, The Moth (Ireland), Opium, Paper Darts, Phoebe,
The Quarterly, Seventeen, The Southern Poetry Review and Sycamore Review.
Beatty's the author of the collections Coyotes I Couldn't See (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016) and Brazil, Indiana (Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press, forthcoming).