Matt Dube teaches creative writing and American lit at a small mid-Missouri university. His poems have appeared in Rattle, Night Music, South Broadway Ghost Society, and elsewhere. He reads submissions for the online magazine of dark literature, Coffin Bell Journal. Matt recommends ACLU of Missouri.
Every time you did it, you thought, this time
It will work, you’d step over the boundary that separated
You from the people you wanted to be with. No more
Would you be stranded with the same people you’d been
Fleeing since you made your first decision, a haircut
You (didn’t) know would confirm what everyone else