February 3, 2017

Alan Fox

STAINLESS

torment doesn’t wound
terribly, terribly soon

when dribbled slowly
in or out of tune—

hush by hush
rune by rune

until this dish
ran away with a spoon

from Rattle #54, Winter 2016

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Alan Fox: “Who says that age 76 is too late to reinvent yourself with a new partner? Not me. My dad is 102 and going strong. Every day he and I both come up with ideas for improving our lives or for improving the world. Why not?” (website)

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