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.
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