Charles Bernstein

Armed Stasis
February 11, 2013 Bernstein Charles

Armed Stasis


I will make a fact with you Robert Frost.

Me on the one side, you on the one side.

No learned astrologer will ever

Separate us, crouching in the proverb-

Ial darkness even when it sounds like

Light. —Gosh I gotta go soon, even now

The Jersey shore beckons, my cabana

For your cheddar, my bootstraps for your boot.

Charles Bernstein’s most recent book is Pitch of Poetry, essays from the University of Chicago Press. Chicago also published his most recent collection of poems, Recalculating. He teaches at the University of Pennsylvania.