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Charles Simic - Read Your Fate

A world's disappearing.
Little street,
You were too narrow,
Too much in the shade already.

You had only one dog,
One lone child.
You hid your biggest mirror,
Your undressed lovers.

Someone carted them off
In an open truck.
They were still naked, travelling
On their sofa

Over a darkening plain,
Some unknown Kansas or Nebraska
With a storm brewing.
The woman opening a red umbrella

In the truck. The boy
And the dog running after them,
As if after a rooster
With its head chopped off.

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Poet: Charles Simic
Poem: Read Your Fate
Year: Published/Written in 1993
Poem of the Day: Mar 1 2016

Comment 2 of 2, added on April 7th, 2005 at 6:21 PM.


kim from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on February 2nd, 2005 at 9:36 PM.

i like it. it gives u an ery feelin that is good

kelsey from United States

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