PoetryIssue 22 | April 2015

Two poems by Rimas Uzgiris

Going to the Country

of nettle

our lawyers whistled
on their way
to work
in love (or lust)

weren’t you?
my dear
before the border
crossed us

greenery (somewhat)
we pricked
ourselves waiting

it rained
visas, green cards
and finally, 

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About the author

Rimas Uzgiris is Lithuanian-American with dual citizenship who enjoys exploring his new home in the Old World as well as returning to his old home in the New. As a Fulbright Scholar with a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, he left Brooklyn to teach at Vilnius University, in Lithuania. A poet, translator, editor and critic, his work has appeared in AGNI, Barrow Street, Hudson Review, The Iowa Review, Quiddity, and other journals.

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