Scott Minar Poems
- The Sky's Letter In the sky's envelope there is ...
- Parade Floats Of Famous Litera... Dostoyevsky's giant liver...
- A Meeting On The Heights Despite language difficulties it...
- Report From Hades Last week, the electorate voted ...
- Allons Mes Enfants As a child my heart grew a block of ...
- Corrupted Image Like a comedian in a labor camp, I work ...
- Revisiting Snow Man Insidious knows some snow men. Some are ...
College professor and editor. Poems in The Paris Review, Poetry International, Crazyhorse, Ninth Letter, The Laurel Review, and many other journals in the US and Canada. Five books. Joyce Carol Oates: 'Scott Minar's work is a remarkable find.' more »
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The Sky's Letter
In the sky's envelope there is a
letter for us.
— Zbigniew Herbert, trans. Alissa Valles
An envelope fell out of the sky.
Insidious picked it up
and ran for the forest. His greed
was epic, a zeppelin.
He didn't know how many
dropped from a sky like this,
at least a thousand a minute and people sprinting
underneath like gladding swans.
He tore at them with his fingernail,
said a prayer of attrition and emptied
the contents into his palm.
Who could have predicted?
It burned his hand, so many stars