Treasure Island

Tony Hoagland

(1953 - / North Carolina / United States)

Poems of Tony Hoagland

1. Grammar 1/13/2003
2. Jet 1/20/2003
3. Lucky 1/20/2003

Lucky

If you are lucky in this life,
you will get to help your enemy
the way I got to help my mother
when she was weakened past the point of saying no.

Into the big enamel tub
half-filled with water
which I had made just right,
I lowered the childish skeleton

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