Things the Twitter Poets Told Me to Not Write About



spring rain

the moon

the sea

stay away from sex

& running

& please no road trips

& no train stations

At least we’ll always have the river.

Eric Lochridge’s debut full-length poetry collection is forthcoming from FutureCycle Press in 2022. He is author of three poetry chapbooks: Born-Again Death Wish, Real Boy Blues, and Father’s Curse, and editor of After Long Busyness: Interviews with Eight Heartland Poets. His poems appear in DIAGRAM, Okay Donkey, Kissing Dynamite, Slipstream, and many other publications. He lives in Bellingham, Washington. Find him on Twitter @ericedits and at

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