ISSN 1545-2859




               PAT HEGNAUER

Poetry as Baggage
For S. D.

The man of letters transports
poems town to city like family
piled in the old station wagon

traveling in bored animosity,
jealousy, discontent, and
fantasy for future and past.

He grabs podiums to balance
his rocky heart, recites words,
wondrously deft phrases,

sings verse that devours myth,
unravels heroic knots, and
teaches love suspends death

momentarily at the abyss
waiting in the uninspired
text of our continuum.

Copyright © 2004 Pat Hegnauer. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.