Alison Luterman

(New England)

Poems of Alison Luterman

1. Because Even the Word Obstacle is an Obstacle 3/15/2012
2. Earthquakes 3/15/2012
3. Invisible Work 1/13/2003
4. Looking for Work 3/15/2012
5. On Not Flying To Hawaii 1/13/2003
6. Sidewalk Story 3/15/2012
7. Sustain 3/15/2012

On Not Flying To Hawaii

I could be the waitress
in the airport restaurant
full of tired cigarette smoke and unseeing tourists.
I could turn into the never-noticed landscape
hanging identically in all the booths
or the customer behind the Chronicle
who has been giving advice about stock portfolios for forty years.
I could be his mortal weariness,
his discarded sports section, his smoldering ashtray.

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