Steve Kowit Poems
|2.||Cutting Our Losses||10/18/2016|
|3.||Fragment Of Ancient Skull||10/18/2016|
|4.||Crossing The River||10/18/2016|
|5.||Joy To The Fishes||10/18/2016|
|9.||The Grammar Lesson||1/13/2003|
This evening, the sturdy Levi's
I wore every day for over a year
& which seemed to the end
in perfect condition,
How or why I don't know,
but there it was: a big rip at the crotch.
A month ago my friend Nick
walked off a racquetball court,
got into this street clothes,
& halfway home collapsed & died.
Take heed, you who read this,
& drop to your knees now & again
like the poet Christopher Smart,
& kiss the earth & be joyful,
& make much of your time,
& be kindly to everyone,
even to those who do not ...