poem of the day


How Simile Works



The drizzle-slicked cobblestone alleys
of some city;
and the brickwork back
of the lumbering Galapagos tortoise
they'd set me astride, at the "petting zoo"....

The taste of our squabble still in my mouth
the next day;
and the brackish puddles sectioning
the street one morning after a storm....

So poetry configures its comparisons.

My wife and I have been arguing; now
I'm telling her a childhood reminiscence,
stroking her back, her naked back that was
the particles in the heart of a star and will be
again, and is hers, and is like nothing
else, and is like the components of everything.


Albert Goldbarth

Comments

I read this 3 times I liked it so much.
eurolush said…
The last stanza...wow. Feeling slightly choked up.
Anonymous said…
Really beautiful.
Paola