David Tomas Martinez

A Moment Missing Brooklyn

The doves coo. Wind

slowly hurries down.

Indolently, a train

whistles. The grass

is long. The upturned

bucket is always

unsettled. I am in love

in west Texas where

watching the fugitive

moon runaway

takes days.

David Tomas Martinez's debut collection of poetry, Hustle, was released in 2014 by Sarabande Books, winning the New England Book Festival's prize in poetry, the Devil's Kitchen Reading Award, and honorable mention in the Antonio Cisneros Del Moral prize. The 2015 recipient of the Verlaine Prize and a Pushcart Prize, he has also been a Breadloaf and CantoMundo Fellow.