Griffin Brown

Heroic Register
September 22, 2022 Brown Griffin

Heroic Register


I imagine a bed in the middle of a room.
A vehicle that makes no noise.
We eat well. We eat and end full.
We have an audience that receives us
attentively. They ask questions
we wonder about.
This is all that happens.
Our answers diminish.
Each day feels like standing further upright
from a crouching position.
The menace fades from people. The rain—

Griffin Brown is a poet and composer. His poems appear in The Paris Review, Poetry Northwest, Prelude, and elsewhere, and his music has been featured at venues and festivals across the United States and Europe. He received the Frederick Mortimer Clapp Fellowship in Poetry from Yale.