Jared Carter Night Poems

  • 1.
    Then she came, the sybil, out through the doors
    of The Bell, the single drinking establishment
    permitted in that narrow little country town-
    she came out neither staggering nor collapsing
  • 2.
    One of my father's oldest stories:
    how when he was a boy growing up
    in that town, there were no ponies.
    Buggies were gone almost as soon
  • 3.
    This was the old woman who ate canned dog food
    This the red wagon she pulled through the alleys
    This the pack of stray dogs that went with her

  • 4.
    Vous n'etes que les masques sur des faces masquees

    Start, then, with a sense of beginning, of sleep
  • 5.
    In the last glimmer of late afternoon,
    burnished by the sun's oblique farewell,
    a mirror shines, across an empty room,

  • 6.
    After we called the sheriff, they came
    and hauled it away. But there was
    one interviewer who stayed behind,
    to ask if we'd seen any strange lights
Total 6 Night Poems by Jared Carter

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