Switched-on Gutenberg Issue 16
Time Pieces

They counseled patience
waiting for the tide
to wash him back in
Hed set his watch
carefully on the night table
Days or years lugging around
that great mahogany suitcase
of his
Quit worrying hed say
Im not going to be
gone a minute

Box Construction (Victorian Novel)
Copyright 2010, David Francis

Copyright 2010,  Mike White

Mike White's poems have appeared in Switched-on Gutenberg and in other venues including Poetry, The New Republic, The Threepenny Review, and The Iowa Review. He teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Utah. "Time Pieces" first appeared in Center: A Journal of the Literary Arts.

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