Kenneth Fearing

(1902 - 1961 / Illinois / United States)

Kenneth Fearing Poems

1. Aphrodite Metropolis 1/3/2003
2. Love 20¢ The First Quarter Mile 1/3/2003
3. Evening Song 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Kenneth Fearing

Evening Song

Sleep, McKade.
  Fold up the day. It was a bright scarf.
  Put it away.
  Take yourself to pieces like a house of cards.

It is time to be a grey mouse under a tall building.
  Go there. Go there now.
  Look at the huge nails. Run behind the pipes.
  Scamper in the walls.
  Crawl towards the beckoning girl, her breasts are warm.
  But here is a dead man. A murderer?
  Kill him with your pistol. Creep past him to the girl.

Sleep, McKade.
  Throw one arm across the bed. Wind your watch.
  You are a gentleman, and important.
  Yawn. Go to ...

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