Dan Beachy-Quick


​When I feel sad, I cry.
I put my hands into the holes
Of my eyes and pull out
Reams of blue ribbon
Until my sadness is done.When I see what I can see
No more, I put my hands
In the holes of my eyes
And unspool the red ribbon
Until blood fills the floor.

Dan Beachy-Quick is the author, most recently, of gentlessness (Tupelo Press) and Shields & Shards & Stitches & Songs (Omnidawn). He is a Monfort Professor at Colorado State University, where he teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program, and is a current Guggenheim Fellow.