Peter Gizzi

(1959 / Alma, Michigan)

It Was Raining On Delft

A cornerstone. Marble pilings. Curbstones and brick.
I saw rooftops. The sun after a rain shower.
Liz, there are children in clumsy jackets.
Cobblestones and the sun now in a curbside pool.
I will call in an hour where you are sleeping.
I've been walking for 7 hrs on yr name day.
Dead, I am calling you now.
There are colonnades. Yellow wrappers in the square.
Just what you'd suspect: a market with flowers and matrons,

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