3p Home Page The Threepenny Review
Summer 2007

Lucifer at the Starlite

Image Map - Text Links at Page Bottom


—after George Meredith



Here's my bright idea for life on earth:
better management. The CEO
has lost touch with the details. I'm worth
as much, but I care; I come down here, I show
my face, I'm a real regular. A toast:
To our boys and girls in the war, grinding
through sand, to everybody here, our host
who's mostly mist, like methane rising
from retreating ice shelves. Put me in command.
For every town, we'll have a marching band.
For each thoroughbred, a comfortable stable;
for each worker, a place beneath the table.
For every forward step a stumbling.
A shadow over every starlit thing.



—Kim Addonizio



Kim Addonizio's most recent poetry collection is What Is This Thing Called Love; her new novel is My Dreams Out in the Street.
lines

Home PageCurrent IssuePast IssuesReading RoomGallery
BooksLinksAdvertisingSubmissionsSubscribeContact Us

The Threepenny Review