Two Poems by Alan Fox

Alan Fox


The motorbike putt-putts,
diminishing in the afternoon.

The woman sings
from the comfort of a radio.

The ship turns slowly,
slowly on the tide.

All is well.
All is always, always well.

* * *


Because we can
from time we borrow

tethered joy
from tomorrow

I know that bliss
is only this—

and sweeting always
such part sorrow

from Rattle #40, Summer 2013


Alan Fox: “Experiencing a change of life at 73 years old? You bet. I feel a difference, and I’m not going to waste my next twenty years running in the same place. I’ve lost 50 pounds, become serious about yoga and moving gracefully, and focused on writing more than business. World, here I come.” (

Rattle Logo