“From the Sustaining Air” by Larry Eigner

From the Sustaining Air

from the sustaining air

fresh air

There is the clarity of a shore
And shadow,    mostly,    brilliance

the billows of August

When, wandering, I look from my page

I say nothing

when asked

I am, finally, an incompetent, after all


Larry Eigner, 1927-1996

“From the Sustaining Air” from Collected Poems of Larry Eigner
© 2010 by Larry Eigner

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