William Logan

The Orders of the Ordinary
October 18, 2019 Logan William

The Orders of the Ordinary
Death seemed no more
than inconvenience—the pallbearers
and mourning proved dress rehearsals
for some afterlife that never came C.O.D.
Plumped-up trees removed themselves
from consideration, unwilling—
no, unable—to suffer the dignity.
A few sooty birds perched
in the upper branches, not like angels—
perched out of carelessness, boredom.

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