Steve Brightman [photo by T.M. Göttl]


Signal Overrides Message

20th century
sits here,
buried,
staggered across
corrugated canvas
in eighth-inch
increments.
Purity is
fiction.
Purity is
anomaly,
now, you say.
Purity is
lost to
interference.
Signal
overrides message,
now, you say.
Purity is
lost forever,
buried under grey
in eighth-inch
increments.



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Steve Brightman lives in Kent, Ohio. He firmly believes in two seasons: winter and baseball. 

He is the author of countless chapbooks including, most recently, 13 Ways of Looking at Lou Reed (2013, Crisis Chronicles Press);  
In Brilliant Explosions Alone (2013, NightBallet Press); Like Michelangelo Sorta Said (2013, The Poet’s Haven); Absent The (2013, Writing Knights Press); The Logic of Meteors (2011, Writing Knights); and Sometimes, Illinois (2011, NightBallet).

He will be one of 60 featured poets during 
Snoetry 4: A Kulchured Winter Wordfest on 16 March 2014 at Guide to Kulchur, 1386 W. 65th Street in Cleveland, Ohio.

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