Maybe a someday-love will be caught in a highway rake
or at the toe of a surveyor’s boot
fussing in the limestone, roadside
measuring the runoff
the pain one rains about
on a Tuesday of volunteer work
covering meals with foil
for an hour or two in the afternoon
kicking away
the loneliness.


Ken Been’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in numerous journals and anthologies. A sampling includes Griffel, LIT Magazine, The Argyle Poetry Review, Stone Poetry Quarterly, October Hill Magazine, Arlington Literary Journal, The Headlight Review, Poetica Magazine and Remembering Lawrence Ferlinghetti. He is from Detroit.