The vast waters flow past its back yard.
You can purchase a six-pack in bars!
Tammy Wynette's on the marquee
a block down. It's twenty-five years ago:
you went to death, I to life, and
which was luckier God only knows.
There's this line in an unpublished poem of yours.
The river is like that,
a blind familiar.
The wind will die down when I say so;
the leaden and lessening light on
Then the moon will rise
like the word reconciliation,
like Walt Whitman examining the tear on a dead face.