To You Who Do Approvals

by Heikki Huotari

I have stated my
opinion or appeared in public every day but have
received no death threat – you who do approvals, at
what angle would you rather have our timelines meet?

And may I be in perpetuity evaluated by 
a panel of my peers and not demoted? And the male
caucasian has a gun, what can be done, the male
caucasian has a predilection and a constitution. 

Heikki Huotari is a retired professor of mathematics. In a past century, he attended a one-room country school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Crazyhorse and Poetry Northwest, he’s the winner of the 2016 Gambling the Aisle chapbook prize. His first full collection was published in early 2018 by After the Pause Books and collections from Willow Springs and Lynx House are scheduled.

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