“Stainless” by Alan Fox

Alan Fox


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


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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