Red plastic box two inches square from China, Bought at the five-and-dime for $4.99, Your reiterative, insistent, quiet cheeping Alarms me so gently from sleep That its inventor I could wish to meet. Your soft chirp continuing,...Read More
He needs so much to put a good face on things Whether the thing wants him to or not, He should have been a make-up man in Hollywood. He seems to think each day is Hallowe’en. When we go for a walk in this neighborhood He admits...Read More
I had never been late for one of my own concerts before. But as my husband, Dan, and I followed one unmarked country road after another through Maury County, Tennessee, thirty-one miles south of Nashville, I began to fear we...Read More
While you’re on your feet, Hubby, do me a favor, won’t you, Honey? Bring me a cup of coffee, please. Oh, and a slice of toast with cheese. Gee, thanks an awful lot. Oh, hell! Would you wipe up that spot? Thanks. Say, how long...Read More
My father kidnapped me when I was 10 years old, seven years after my parents divorced. He bought a second-hand, 1931, A Model Ford and decided to test-drive it over the 366 miles from Jacksonville, where he lived, to Brown Sub...Read More
The sea grass on the high sloping dunes of sand, sparse, irregular, over-long, a salt-gray green, bends back, backward and away from the dark, white-crested waves. The old man looks out at the day, this day, any day. The wind of...Read More
I. Tomatoes fallen. The plant bent; the stems given up on what was too much to hold. Fallen, split and let to rot. The earth stained by them– a shadow running, spilling a darkening settling, biting in. Ants, too, to pick...Read More
It flew in with the crows, driving the other birds out. And we, we took our place in that space beneath their dreadful wings where promises seemed plausible, and where, in the dark, we tried to keep them. Oh, you were not bad....Read More
In this pose, stretch until you fall apart. In this pose, fall into a dark matter. In this pose, learn that nothing is as it seems. In this pose, make a plea bargain. In this pose, option to become a delusion or a distraction....Read More
1 that old train – golden wheat wet and waving 2 red roof inn the first r unlit 3 yu-hsiang tofu my pants fit a bit tighter 4 a child sees herself in a small puddle saying nothing 5 finally found his futon my old...Read More
How, poet, do you keep the faith? Through every phase You sit down and praise I think I understand prayer And the love for God But when prayers go unanswered In the still of the night When the slave feels the master In the early...Read More
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