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Philip Booth


Poems of Philip Booth

1. After the Rebuilding 4/28/2005
2. Crossing 1/3/2003
3. First Lesson 1/3/2003
4. Ganglia 1/3/2003
5. Like a Woman 1/3/2003
6. Long Afternoons In Dakota 1/3/2003
7. Nightsong 1/3/2003
8. One Man's Wife 1/3/2003
9. Parting 1/3/2003
10. Passage Without Rites 1/3/2003
11. Post-Equinox Spectra 1/3/2003
12. Public Broadcast 1/3/2003

One Man's Wife

Not that he promised not to windowshop,
or refuse free samples; but he gave up
exploring warehouse bargains, and forgot
the trial offers he used to mail away for.

After, that is, she laid on the counter what
she'd long kept hidden under the penny-candy,
and demonstrated (one up-country Sunday)
the total inventory of one wife's general store.

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