William Logan

On the Banks of the Allegheny
December 14, 2015 Logan William

On the Banks of the Allegheny

 

We had started over again—

an unpainted house with the new Chevy in the drive,

 

the model with the push-button transmission.

The lots were new.  Rich brown

 

like expensive leather, the fresh turds

nested in the unseeded lawn,

 

shivering with inner life,

the maggots squirming wildly toward the light.

WILLIAM LOGAN’s latest book of poetry, Rift of Light, was published in the fall of 2017.