William Carlos Williams

(17 September 1883 – 4 March 1963 / New Jersey)

Arrival


And yet one arrives somehow,
finds himself loosening the hooks of
her dress
in a strange bedroom--
feels the autumn
dropping its silk and linen leaves
about her ankles.
The tawdry veined body emerges
twisted upon itself
like a winter wind . . . !

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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