Calvin Cummings

Calvin Cummings is a recent graduate of Covenant College where he studied English. He currently lives and works in Chattanooga, TN as the spirits specialist in a Wine & Spirits store. While he hopes to someday be in some sort of graduate program, he is taking a year or two to build up his portfolio and save some money. This is his first publication.

Footnote to Augustine

We lounge at the expense of lounging
like some lazy tabby now vexed
in the shade because
the sun has moved
like hungry alabaster Narcissus drooping
to himself
like an ice-weighted Georgian
conifer
we are
pulling shoes off by the heal
leaving the untying, tying
for the you and I and we
of tomorrow.