D.G. Geis


For Henri Coulette

O Lord of the fast checkout

don’t let me wobble
like old men in the grocery store.

Let my cart push straight
and my body sing at right angles.

Stretch out my living
so the sun marks time by my shadow

and death finds me handsome still.


D.G. Geis lives in Houston, Texas. He has an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Houston and a graduate degree in Philosophy from California State University. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in 491 Magazine, Lost Coast, Blue Bonnet Review, The Broadkill Review, A Quiet Courage, SOFTBLOW Poetry Journal, Blinders Journal, Burningword Literary Journal, Open Mouse (Poetry Scotland), Crosswinds Poetry Journal, Scarlet Leaf Review, Sweet Tree Review, Atrocity Exhibition, Driftwood Press, Tamsen, Rat’s Ass Review, Crack the Spine, The Collapsar, Grub Street, Slippery Elm, and The Write Place at the Write Time. He will be featured in a forthcoming Tupelo Press chapbook anthologizing 9 New Poets and is winner of Blue Bonnet Review‘s Fall 2015 Poetry Contest. He is editor-at-large of Tamsen.