Alison Luterman

(New England)

Alison Luterman Poems

1. Sidewalk Story 3/15/2012
2. Looking For Work 3/15/2012
3. Sustain 3/15/2012
4. Because Even The Word Obstacle Is An Obstacle 3/15/2012
5. Earthquakes 3/15/2012
6. On Not Flying To Hawaii 1/13/2003
7. Invisible Work 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Alison Luterman

Invisible Work

Because no one could ever praise me enough,
because I don't mean these poems only
but the unseen
unbelievable effort it takes to live
the life that goes on between them,
I think all the time about invisible work.
About the young mother on Welfare
I interviewed years ago,
who said, "It's hard.
You bring him to the park,
run rings around yourself keeping him safe,
cut hot dogs into bite-sized pieces fro dinner,
and there's no one
to say what a good job you're doing,
how you were patient and loving
for the thousandth time even though you had a ...

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