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Charles Simic - Eyes Fastened With Pins

How much death works,
No one knows what a long
Day he puts in. The little
Wife always alone
Ironing death's laundry.
The beautiful daughters
Setting death's supper table.
The neighbors playing
Pinochle in the backyard
Or just sitting on the steps
Drinking beer. Death,
Meanwhile, in a strange
Part of town looking for
Someone with a bad cough,
But the address somehow wrong,
Even death can't figure it out
Among all the locked doors... 
And the rain beginning to fall.
Long windy night ahead.
Death with not even a newspaper
To cover his head, not even
A dime to call the one pining away,
Undressing slowly, sleepily,
And stretching naked
On death's side of the bed.

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Eyes Fastened With Pins - Comments and Information

Poet: Charles Simic
Poem: Eyes Fastened With Pins
Volume: Charon's Cosmology
Year: Published/Written in 1977

Comment 283 of 283, added on January 31st, 2017 at 9:08 PM.

BaxKxc Looking forward to reading more. Great blog post.Thanks Again. Want more.

More hints from Morocco
Comment 282 of 283, added on January 31st, 2017 at 4:12 PM.

NJoMAd Very nice article, exactly what I needed.

Full Report from Martinique
Comment 281 of 283, added on November 26th, 2016 at 6:06 PM.

6SvsQV This is one awesome blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing.

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