Robert J Meyer

Rookie - 0 Points (1957 / Columbus, NE)

Biography of Robert J Meyer

Robert J Meyer poet

An English teacher in an alternative high school for former dropouts in inner-city Chicago for the last decade, he has worked in newspapers for several years prior to his current vocation. Meyer writes in both formal and informal verse on a variety of topics. He is a happy Chicagoan now.

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The Widow

She closes the door and drops her purse on the table.
She removes the veil.
She looks one more time at the photo on the wall by the lamp
Of the one she had just returned from burying
And visibly wilts.

Forty-three years....
How does one move on?
When will she stop straining to here the squeaking third step as she prepares lunch,

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