Mysterious Spaceman

by Nate Pritts

One day, my friends & I saw a huge man

in a space suit, plucking buildings from the ground
the same lazy way we would each pick up
a dandelion & pop off its head. We thought it best

to travel different roads in the future.

Nate Pritts took his BS at SUNY Brockport, his MFA from Warren Wilson College and his Ph.D. from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Currently, he teaches at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, a residential high school for gifted students,& at Northwestern State University. His poems have recently appeared in Rattle, Cimarron Review, Solo, Dogwood and 5am.

Nate Pritts was nominated for Poets Under 30 by the storySouth editors.