Friday, February 1, 2008

A Few Last Lines of Laundry

Eamon Grennan (1991)

This ragged shining,
these embodied nothings
are the image of us:

full of ourselves
in every puff of air
and hanging on

for dear life. At mid-day,
when the wind picks up,
such dancing. Look at us:

washed and stretched
to the very limit,
almost touching one another.

1 comment:

dan said...

from The Poetry Anthology (1912-2002) edited by Joseph Parisi and Stephen Young