Michael Chitwood

(1958 / United States / Virginia)

Michael Chitwood Poems

1. At The Wilco With Some Founding Fathers 6/25/2014
2. Basement Barber 6/25/2014
3. Dollar Bill 6/25/2014
4. Fixing It 6/25/2014
5. Good Work 6/25/2014
6. Heat 6/25/2014
7. Here I Am, Lord 6/25/2014
8. Men Throwing Bricks 6/25/2014
9. Morning And Evening 6/25/2014
10. Morning Walk, Holden Beach 6/25/2014
11. Praise 6/25/2014
12. River Bend Subdivision 6/25/2014
13. Summer Job 6/25/2014
14. Take Comfort Where You Can 6/25/2014
15. The Coffins 6/25/2014
16. The Collection 11/21/2014
17. The Men 6/25/2014
18. The Municipality 6/25/2014
19. The One Day 6/25/2014
20. The Room 6/25/2014
21. The Saved 6/25/2014
22. Ties 6/25/2014
23. White Night 6/25/2014
24. Winter Coming 6/25/2014

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The Collection

Even two years later, she still gets correspondence
addressed to him. Correspondence. This like that.

Mostly about his hobby. Coin collector brochures.
Announcements of collector swap meets. His pastime.

A way to spend an afternoon back when an afternoon
needed spending. Before all the silence flooded the house.

He had old currency. Nickels worth ten dollars.
And heavy, the bags. Musical, too.

She needs to sort through them all.
That's what she should do, realize its value.

But what she is thinking of is spending it,
buying gum and soft ...

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The Coffins

Two days into the flood
they appear, moored against
a roof eave or bobbing caught
in the crowns of drowned trees.
Like fancy life boats
from an adventurer's flag ship,
brass plating and grips,
walnut sheen, scroll work,
they slip through the understory

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