In June

I loved and was ordinary.
It must have slipped my mind.
Every thought I had was a secret,
a strange car pulling into the drive.

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“In June” was previously published as part of a longer sequence in Praxinoscope, a zine accompanying a live performance. It has been reprinted with permission from the author.

Alexandria Hall is the author of Field Music (Ecco, 2020), a winner of the National Poetry Series. She holds an MFA from NYU and is currently a PhD Candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at USC. She's a founding editor of Tele- and co-host of You Shouldn't Let Poets Lie to You. She lives in Los Angeles.