This piece was published in POETRY magazine in June 2006. It was also excerpted on the back cover of that magazine.
POETRY editor Christian Wiman: "Or consider Todd Boss, whose first appearance in POETRY comes in the form of two poems that are so musical and well-crafted that they have made us wonder if we might have missed something in the dozen or so submissions of his that we've returned with 'encouraging' rejections."
Ere We Are Aware
Things, Like Dogs
We Tend to Sleep Better When the Clock Is Wound
Into the Prisons Sweep the Stars (a poem for Michelle Hensley and Ten Thousand Things Theater Company)
Go Ye Rarely to the Mall
The Hush of the Very Good
The Mind Will Wander