4. White sales The Bus stops uptown next to the John Deere. The step from the paving into the bus is high. How did Irene get on the bus? This is a trouble. "I am not a tall girl." She thought she would take the train on the way back: "But I, even as the dogs, feel a yearning for the infinite. . . .I
Allen Grossman is the author of Sweet Youth: Poems by a Young Man and an Old Man, Old and New 1953-2001 (New Directions, 2002).