Poem: A Small Dark Island | Poetry | Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
Pin It
Favorite

Poem: A Small Dark Island 

Having slept with my fountain pen
I wake to ink-stained sheets.
When I take them off I discover
the mattress is stained also.
The sheets I throw in the wash
but find myself hesitating to take
a wet sponge to the mattress.
The stain looks exactly
like a small dark island.
I hate to disturb its tranquility.
I’d rather give it a name.

Speaking of...

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
Streets: An Ode to the Outcast @ The Bakery

Streets: An Ode to the Outcast

Jan. 1-Feb. 28 — "Streets: an Ode to the Outcast," a photography exhibit by Kelin Long-Gaye,...

View all of today's events

Latest in Poetry

  • Poem: Us and Everyone Else

    A poem by Megan Konikowski, published in the February 2018 issue of Chronogram.
    • Feb 1, 2018
  • A Poem by John Kiersten

    A poem by John Kiersten, published in the February 2018 issue of Chronogram.
    • Feb 1, 2018
  • Poem: Defensive Memory

    A poem by Sharon Watts, published in the February 2018 issue of Chronogram.
    • Feb 1, 2018
  • More »

Hudson Valley Tweets