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Event Horizon

By Dan Hoy.

Ted was always the black hole of attention.

Like that time at the barn party
when Paula made the mistake of telling him to go fuck himself.

Ok, he said.

The crowd coalesced into an audience
as if self-aware, staring inward

at the anatomical singularity taking place.
For the next fifteen minutes
we could not look away.

But I knew you were outside somewhere
against the fence, lighting up and not exactly bored.

Dan Hoy

Dan Hoy lives in Brooklyn and is co-editor of SOFT TARGETS. His movie reviews and found video poems are available on his website.

First published in 3:AM Magazine: Thursday, June 28th, 2007.