Matthea Harvey

Everything Must Go

Today’s class 3-Deifying:
Godgrass, Godtrees, Godroad.


A sheet of geese bisects the rainstorm.
The water tower is ten storms full.


We practice drawing cubes-
That’s the house squared away


& the incubator with Baby.
The dead are in their grid.


O the sleeping bag contains
the body but not the dreaming head.

Matthea Harvey
Everything Must Go is reprinted from Sad Little Breathing Machine (Graywolf, 2004).
Poem, copyright © Matthea Harvey, 2004
Appearing on the Fishouse with permission
Audio file, copyright © 2006, From the Fishouse