when i have
                         ten guitar picks
                                      or ten pencils
            i lose nine
                         of them then
                                      play or draw
            with the one
                         with such

Eric Otto lives in Naples, Florida and is an associate professor of environmental humanities at Florida Gulf Coast University. His academic work includes the book Green Speculations: Science Fiction and Transformative Environmentalism. His poetry has recently appeared in A Hundred Gourds, The Orange Room Review, Scifaikuest, Stymie, Word Riot, and other places. ecotto.wordpress.com

See Eric Otto's That Year.