Dan Brady’s “Pledge Drive”

by Jen Tynes

Here’s another sneak peek at PLEDGE DRIVE, a collaborative chapbook from Horse Less Press, which you can purchase via our spring pre-order and subscription drive.

Pledge Drive

by Dan Brady

after E.B.B.

I thank everything
that has love in its heart
with a gratefulness
and love of my own—
my deepest gratefulness
to those who paused
close to the arrested walls
of my heart. My music
in its higher parts
may have appeared
avant garde,
but, under examination,
revealed itself low,
for what I said, I said
between my ribs.
Now in full meaning
I thank you,
for my soul
in the future years,
for the love
in resisted greetings,
for life
as it disappears.