Winter 1939 • Vol. I No. 1 PoetryJanuary 1, 1939 |

The Cities’ Summer Death

The summer hospital enframesIn its fashionable windowsBoats brow-beaten by varnished stormsAnd curbed-off grass where no cows browse. Grandfather feathery as thoughtFurls his flurried wrapper and floatsOff his adjustable bedWafted on somnolent swan-boats. Cancer ossifies his features,The starved skeleton shows its teeth,Flamingo crackling embroidersItalian bones with shameless froth. But the honking untainted swansFloat over the deathly streamAnd the aghast oarsmen of Charon’sFerry raise their skeleton rhythm.

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