Treasure Island

William Carlos Williams

(17 September 1883 – 4 March 1963 / New Jersey)

Classic Scene


A power-house
in the shape of
a red brick chair
90 feet high

on the seat of which
sit the figures
of two metal
stacks--aluminum--

commanding an area
of squalid shacks
side by side--
from one of which

buff smoke
streams while under
a grey sky
the other remains

passive today--

Submitted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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