This week’s poem of the week


Thursday Morning.

On one side of the window there’s me.
Jacket and tie,
pen in hand
behind my desk,
deleting commas and inserting brackets.

On the other side of the window there’s her.
Faded denim overalls,
squeegee in hand
abseiling from the roof,
scraping soap suds from the window.

It only lasts for a minute.
A flick of the wrist
and she slides out of sight,
leaving a few fingerprints on my side
and an otherwise uninterrupted view
of the crystal-blue sky.


This week’s poem was originally published earlier this year by the fine folks at Westerly. You can buy the issue here.

For more of my poems, head to the Books or Other poems and stories sections of this site.

Come back next week for another poem. And to find out what I’m working on and where you can read my latest writings, sign up for Adam’s Occasional Poetry News.

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One comment on “This week’s poem of the week
  1. michael mantlo says:

    If you’re thinking about publishing POEM: Spaceknight as a complete work, I’d love to get a copy to present to my brother, Bill Mantlo! I believe he would thoroughly enjoy this! Thank you for your passion for ROM! –Mike Mantlo

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I'm a dad and the author of the poetry collections The Third Fruit is a Bird and Not Quite the Man for the Job, the novel Man Bites Dog and the short story collection Heroes and Civilians.
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