Volume 2 Number 1 • Spring 2010

Jamie Buehner

Barn Light
Growing Up

Barn Light

I can't even tell you about what I'm reading lately, a thing that seems simple enough,

without my attraction to you shining like the barn light

that went on all by itself.

To send an excerpt means I thought of you:

no good when you're not ready.

What would you have me do, I asked,



Growing Up

I am the one sitting with my hands clasped
in the backseat of my grandparents' Toyota,

content that we hadn't yet gotten
to wherever it was we were going.

I am the one who
went to Greece,

left my backpack on the shore,
entered the ocean,

in circles like

feathers or

Jamie Buehner was born and raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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