Joe Babcock


I thought I’d have time for some distant greatness ahead of me
I thought I’d get around to traveling
I didn’t think I’d have hypochondria
I thought I’d have enough to see a doctor
I thought my art would mean more to someone else
I thought I’d make friends
I thought they’d save me
I thought
Just not in time
Advance the line, my friendless time
I thought I’d still make the rounds today

Joe Babcock is the author of two novels, The Tragedy of Miss Geneva Flowers and The Boys and the Bees. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his husband, Dan Freeman, and his dog, Lucky, a.k.a. Little Missy.