Samuel Menashe

(September 16, 1925 – August 22, 2011 / New York City)

Heat Wave - Poem by Samuel Menashe

Sheets entangle him
Naked on his bed
Like a toppled mast
Slack sails bedeck
At sea, no ballast
For that even keel
He cannot keep—
No steering wheel
As he falls asleep


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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 16, 2011



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