About the Poems
by Noah Falck
Life As A Crossword Puzzle is a series of poems that build clues and questions for the reader. They generally stem from what I have found extraordinary and everyday over the past few years. It includes: bad breath, pit bulls, terrorism, memories, mustaches, brothers, grandfathers, dreams, Republicans, pizza, lovers, Monday Night Football, last night, tomorrow, just a minute ago, strangers, stained-glass windows, subtitles, silhouettes, cleavage, car wrecks, classrooms, body hair, bits & pieces of overheard conversations, closet monsters, and violence, among other things.
As life goes, you don’t have any idea what will happen next. All you know are the basics. And then you step outside.