City of Abandoned Warehouses

Matt McBride

Inside great stadiums
we jostle.

We watch our televisions
only a few hours
before throwing them out.

We are a search party
in a field of bodies,
looking for grass.

And halfway across the world,
the tiniest of people

throw themselves
down the stairwells
of freshly painted factories

to protect us
from our secrets.

Author Bio: 

Matt McBride's poetry has previously appeared in or is forthcoming from Cream City Review, Diagram, FENCE, Ninth Letter, PANK, and Typo amongst others. His first full-length collection, Polis, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in May 2018. Currently, he is a Lecturer in the Department of Rhetoric at the University of Iowa.