Rachael First Saw Jim Dine’s Smoking
jacket on a late autumn Sunday, in the first chill of the season she recalls her father in it, Burnt Sienna, dressed for coffee and toast as he studies football scores in the morning sunlight of the dining room. Her infant brother practices his crawl on the carpet, a fullback this boy, who will some Friday evening drill his helmet between tackles with the same curiosity. And from the National Public Radio, the FM reassurance of Susan Stanberg snuggles among wooden toys and Crayolas.
NOVEMBER: A Poem in 30 Days
in memory of the last month of life of Lester C Coe (1925-1978)