Schoolyard children rush
the chain-link fence, rattle
the metal breathlessly, ask
the man in the wheelchair:
“What happened to your feet?”

After a rather extended and varied second childhood in New Orleans, Matt Dennison has published work in Rattle, Bayou Magazine, Redivider, Natural Bridge, The Spoon River Poetry Review and Cider Press Review, among others. He has also made videos with poetry videographers Michael Dickes, Swoon and Marie Craven. Watch here.