Noah Ginsberg


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Noah Ginsberg


NOAH GINSBERG

 
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Vietnam


Vietnam


VIETNAM

 

He is in the dining room 
scratching shrapnel skin
staring at the front door 
like the enemy is out there waiting for him to blink
I look up at this stranded man through the cracked basement ceiling
next to brown empty chests he says he left his baseball cards in
that his parents threw away in 1968
thinking he was dead and trying to erase him from their memory
by throwing out Mantle, Yastrzemski, and many Roses

When he returned two years later, they told him he died over there
whoever he is, they do not know
the dead son of deadbeat parents

In the living room I hear a TV on channel 70, YES Network
the Yankees always ruled this room
a vortex to diamond dreams that he left for the battlefield
I wonder if one morning he will wake and escape this war
so I can meet the dead man who has been sleeping upstairs  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BIO


BIO


 

Noah Ginsberg currently resides in Portland, Oregon, where he enjoys writing poetry and short stories, performing stand up comedy, and hiking. Noah previously worked in Washington D.C. as a policy and communications specialist for a renewable energy advocacy organization.