Poem: How Previous item Book review: “Crossing to... Next item Book review: “City of the...

Poem: How

How

By Patrick T. Reardon

.

Ash the milk.

Ash the caped-boy hero snapshot.

.

Ash Blacktop, signboards,

white t-shirt boy.

Ash left hand bunt.

Ash weight circles lift.

.

How keen?

.

Ash altar-boy uniform.

Ash linebacker uniform,

grade school uniform,

marriage-day uniform.

.

Ash the hair in the furnace,

the toes, the 2 elbows,

the metaled back,

the jaw, the stutter tongue,

the skull, the hole in the skull.

.

How dirge?

.

Mix ash with concrete,

build a short walk through grass

to nowhere,

take the sledge

and slam it down and

again and

again and

again and

again and

again and

again and

again and

again and

fissure cement to sacred handwriting.

.

Do this in memory.

Patrick T. Reardon

3.22.22

.

This poem was originally published by Digging Through the Fat on 2.25.22.

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *