A poem a day in April from Rutgers English PhD students and friends.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Inspiration: Fabric

Rust-red challis, all over paisley
first day of school, never got made.
White eyelet, the first day of spring
and your bare legs all gooseflesh.
Your grandfather's seersucker
coat on your father. and mismatched
pants without the pucker.
A mint julep in that polished cotton,
dark grapes pendant from the pergola.
This is the life you say but
the sheets are raw and your body.
That is a wool dress says your mom
You're making everyone hot

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I posted this poem on the Best American Poetry blog because I love it! I hope that's OK. If not, email me.


    Jennifer L. Knox