Jameson Fitzpatrick


You don't know what he keeps
in the room at the end of the hall,

what's hidden on his hard-drive
or buried in the back of his freezer.

But whatever it is can't be more beautiful
than the lock on the door--

the intricate metalwork of not-knowing,
the gold escutcheon, the skeletal light slipping through--

Jameson Fitzpatrick is an editorial assistant at Barrow Street magazine and a poetry editor for LambdaLiterary.org. He lives in New York.

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