Marc Meierkort

Ariadne Magazine, Issue Three


brother uses glue 

juicy like citrus 

dizzy like jazz 

a lack of buzz 

eyes individual

shelves too high

to climb I make

a list of things 

I need to get 

past like curses 

curdled and 

complicit in 

fear of saying 

stupid things 

I stutter step

on my mark 

goes for glow 

midsize model

monsters like Frankenstein’s creation yes I am too sensitive to light 

at night The Late Late Show features baroque grotesques I count 

Dracula for one Mr. Hyde as two I think I’m three days shy of 

seven the first time I see the Creature from the Black Lagoon 

like brittle film stock

sound tracks the way

I feel burned by being 

on the outside looking

in takes solace when I

see a music-fest freak-

scene in Chicago every 

July goes by the name 

Pitchfork not Prufrock

About Marc Meierkort
Marc Meierkort is the Managing Editor for Court Green. He earned his MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago in 2022, where he served as the inaugural Efroymson Editorial Assistant for Allium, A Journal of Poetry and Prose. Previously, he taught high school English for 19 years. A Pushcart Prize nominee, his poems have appeared in The Main Street Rag, New Note Poetry, Allium, and Red Ogre Review, among others.