Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hot off the Press


from still one more slow in-
tense reading

of a hard, demanding article
on Williams' Spring and All

by my wife's shrill
come here quickly,

I shoot down
the stairs thinking

something's surely up,
only to find her

waiting, arms folded, looking
coolly at me from behind

a stack of freshly ironed
still steaming laundry,

her face beaming,
good news all around.

(First published in Poetry Salzburg Review #14, Autumn 2008)


  1. This poem is a classic.

    And this is interesting. Reminds me of Edward R. Murrow....

  2. Thanks, William. . .and thanks for the link to poetry animations--you're right--very interesting!


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