Apophasis at the All-Night Rite Aid

By Catherine Barnett
Read by Nicole Sealey

Not wanting to be alone
in the messy cosmology
over which I at this late hour
have too much dominion,
I wander the all-night uptown Rite Aid
where the handsome new pharmacist,
come midnight, shows me to the door
and prescribes the moon,
which has often helped before.


Directed by Jean Coleman.

Catherine Barnett, “Apohasis at the All-Night Rite Aid” from The Game of Boxes. Copyright © 2012 by Catherine Barnett. Reprinted with the permission of The Permissions Company, LLC on behalf of Graywolf Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, graywolfpress.org.