by Thom Swiss   April 18, 2006

Thom Swiss is the third poet chosen in this once-a-week yearlong survey of Minnesota’s poets and their work. The series is sponsored by Magers & Quinn Booksellers.
Thom Swiss
Thom Swiss
Thom Swiss



My Friends and Their Girlfriends


There was a hint of, what? Resentment?
She’d come home early, a bit drunk,

and sat on the edge of the bed where he was resting.

Excuse me, I had a panic attack.

It’s always a compromise, isn’t it?

In his half-dream they were drifting
from the beach to the bungalow—

It was 1995 or ’96.
Some luck they had then. Some secret.