Katha Pollitt

Katha Pollitt Poems

1. Amor Fati 8/27/2016
2. Job 8/27/2016
3. Old 8/27/2016
4. November Fifth, Riverside Drive 8/27/2016
5. Mind-Body Problem 8/27/2016
6. Night Subway 8/27/2016
7. LUNARIA 8/27/2016
8. What I Understood 8/27/2016
9. Two Cats 8/27/2016
10. Silent Letter 8/27/2016
11. The Old Neighbors 8/27/2016
12. Small Comfort 1/13/2003
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Small Comfort

Coffee and cigarettes in a clean cafe,
forsythia lit like a damp match against
a thundery sky drunk on its own ozone,

the laundry cool and crisp and folded away
again in the lavender closet-too late to find
comfort enough in such small daily moments

of beauty, renewal, calm, too late to imagine
people would rather be happy than suffering
and inflicting suffering. We're near the end,

but O before the end, as the sparrows wing
each night to their secret nests in the elm's green dome
O let the last bus bring

love to lover, let the ...

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