Chris LaMay-West

Emily Listens Critically to Diana Ross 

She decided that,
upon careful reflection,
there was, in fact,
One Mountain
High Enough.

And Someday
We’ll Be Together
could, without falsifying itself,
also contain
someday we’ll be apart.

And when,
trying to find further reason,
she heard Stop
in the Name of Love
she did.

Chris LaMay-West believes in the power of rock music, Beat poetry, and the sanctity of Star Trek. He has appeared in Kitchen Sink and Morbid Curiosity, in various online venues including the Rumpus and Opium, and in the Mortified reading series. A California native, Chris is currently expatriated to Vermont, where he writes, works for a college, recently served as the poetry editor for Mud Season Review, and lives with his lovely bride, two cats, a dog, and several chickens. His literary exploits can be followed at: