Jonathan Dubow

With Nothing Better to Do

71 with nothing better to do i’m fucking up this guy’s bird-watching
with my dog another man’s pulling something out of the water
an old bicycle to photograph it

72 with nothing better to do i climb down to the creek

73 with nothing better to do i walk on a dead salamander and all these
ants come out of it

74 with nothing better to do o crocuses o ferns o grasses etc etc

75 with nothing better to do
with time at a standstill in front of me

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This work is from a sequence called “with nothing better to do.” Other pieces from this project have appeared in axolotl, Horse Less Review, Word Riot and elsewhere. Jonathan Dubow lives in Gettysburg, PA with his partner and weird dogs. He teaches at Shippensburg University.

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