Michael Meyerhofer

Michael Meyerhofer Poems

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  • Susan Liber (10/20/2008 11:24:00 AM)

    I read your poem 'Into the Deep' in Asimov's magazine that references the Kingston Trio. I would like to be able to show it on the Kingston Crossroad message board for other Trio fans.

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Best Poem of Michael Meyerhofer

Cardboard Urn

After the funeral, your hair
and skin baked to ash,

your body brought back in a gray box
with a bag of soot inside,

box and bag on a pedestal by the table,
your brother came to see you.

He asked where you were,
and when I said By the table

he thought I said On the table
and he said Here?

peeking under the lid
of an empty drinking cup,

as though we had gone
to the local Kwik Stop

for gas and fountain drinks
then decided what the hell?

and used a cardboard Pepsi cup
for our mother’s urn.

He ...

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Building The House

With each day, I feel more
the weight of what must be said.
The sentences no poem has touched.
The joy and strife buried in the ground
like coal, and those who go down
have come up choking.

So I draw a steaming bath
and sink in, and the dying begins

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