Charles Kenneth Williams

[C. K. Williams] (1936 / United States)

Charles Kenneth Williams Poems

1. Light 7/22/2014
2. Wait 7/22/2014
3. From My Window 7/22/2014
4. Zebra 7/22/2014
5. The Gaffe 7/22/2014
6. They Call This 7/22/2014
7. Tar 1/20/2003
Best Poem of Charles Kenneth Williams

Tar

The first morning of Three Mile Island: those first disquieting, uncertain,
mystifying hours.
All morning a crew of workmen have been tearing the old decrepit roof
off our building,
and all morning, trying to distract myself, I've been wandering out to
watch them
as they hack away the leaden layers of asbestos paper and disassemble
the disintegrating drains.
After half a night of listening to the news, wondering how to know a
hundred miles downwind
if and when to make a run for it and where, then a coming ...

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