poem index

sign up to receive a new poem-a-day in your inbox

April 23, 2008 New York Public Library, Mulberry Branch From the Academy Audio Archive

Deposition [excerpt] (audio only)

Julie Agoos


Click the icon above to listen to this audio poem.

Julie Agoos

by this poet

Someone put that basket under the dresser.
Chose to.  Bent.  Kicked it maybe.
Not the first time, it's spent
years there, unthought of; only some time out
Of exile chasing a life
in the sun.  The blond wood is well-stained
for all that.  It has held sandwiches, beer, a knife,
sunscreen and clippers.  Diapers.