Etheridge Knight

(1931 - 1991 / Mississippi)

Poems of Etheridge Knight

1. A Poem For Myself 7/19/2003
2. As You Leave Me 1/13/2003
3. Cell Song 4/7/2010
4. He Sees Through Stone 4/7/2010
5. The Idea of Ancestry 1/20/2003
6. The Violent Space (Or When Your Sister Sleeps Around For Money) 4/7/2010
7. Vigo County 4/7/2010

As You Leave Me

Shiny record albums scattered over
the living room floor, reflecting light
from the lamp, sharp reflections that hurt
my eyes as I watch you, squatting among the platters,
the beer foam making mustaches on your lips.

And, too,
the shadows on your cheeks from your long lashes
fascinate me--almost as much as the dimples

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