Over the next week I’ll be posting information on the poets who will be reading from their work at the Bridgewater International Poetry Festival, Jan 15th-18th.
KC Bosh will be reading his poetry on Thursday, January 15th, at 2:30pm.
KC Bosch is a photographer and woodworker who lives and writes in Rappahannock County, Virginia. His poetry can be found at literary journals such as Camel Saloon, Poetry Breakfast, Dead Mule, and Vox Poetica. His work was twice nominated for Best of the Net.
when we arrive the calm dark is
rudely broken by generator and lamps
a million details to tend to
set the plates, fasten the sills
take the measure
run adhesive and sheet the deck
build the walls and stand in place
bring in the rafters
tip them up and nail them down
an ancient story of feet and inches
thirty-eight and seven-sixteenths skinny
short to short, three times
cripples and dead-men and bents
valleys and peaks and studs
stopping for lunch almost
while plotting …
sandwich in one hand
plans in the other
all afternoon more of the same
but different …
ok shut it down, tie it down,
pack it up
out to the truck
racing to Manny’s
pork rinds and beer
down 997 toward home
hat stuck to my head
sweat stain tie-dyed shirt
wearing enough sawdust and dirt
to … be … arrested … for … theft.
I love poems about trucks, beer, and building things.
Wow, KC. I’m blown away! Such a great poem!