Grace Schulman


Grace Schulman Poems

1. Steps 1/20/2003
2. Apples 5/29/2015
3. New Netherland, 1654 12/1/2015
4. American Solitude 12/9/2014

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American Solitude

"The cure for loneliness is solitude."
—Marianne Moore


Hopper never painted this, but here
on a snaky path his vision lingers:

three white tombs, robots with glassed-in faces
and meters for eyes, grim mouths, flat noses,

lean forward on a platform, like strangers
with identical frowns scanning a blur,

far off, that might be their train.
Gas tanks broken for decades face Parson's

smithy, planked shut now. Both relics must stay.
The pumps have roots in gas pools, and the smithy

stores memories of hammers ...

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