Steve Kowit

Steve Kowit Poems

1. Lurid Confessions 10/18/2016
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
6. Last Will 10/18/2016
7. The Garden 10/18/2016
8. Some Clouds 1/13/2003
9. The Grammar Lesson 1/13/2003
10. Notice 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Steve Kowit


This evening, the sturdy Levi's
I wore every day for over a year
& which seemed to the end
in perfect condition,
suddenly tore.
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 ...

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