Louis Simpson

(1923-2012 / Kingston)

American Poetry - Poem by Louis Simpson

Whatever it is, it must have
A stomach that can digest
Rubber, coal, uranium, moons, poems.

Like the shark it contains a shoe.
It must swim for miles through the desert
Uttering cries that are almost human.

Form: Tercet


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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 9, 2015



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