Poems of David Ignatow
|24.||Rescue The Dead||3/14/2012|
|26.||Self-Employed: For Harvey Shapiro||4/19/2010|
|27.||That's The Sum Of It||3/14/2012|
|32.||Walt Whitman In The Civil War Hospitals||3/14/2012|
|33.||Without Sexual Attraction||3/14/2012|
I Close My Eyes
I close my eyes like a good little boy at night in bed,
as I was told to do by my mother when she lived,
and before bed I brush my teeth and slip on my pajamas,
as I was told, and look forward to tomorrow.
I do all things required of me to make me a citizen of sterling worth.
I keep a job and come home each evening for dinner. I arrive at the
same time on the same train to give my family a sense of order.