- Process of Elimination
The soft implosion of an elder giving waydisturbs your holiday.Commotion through euonymus;one scream, extinguished.An ambulance arrives, removes, departs.No rush.White scattered quills, debris of war.Look Dad, a feather star!Within the bearing wall plump bees—wet nurses of forgetfulness—unbind your library.Even the eaves surrender to such care.The specialist rules out, each testeliminating ifs until the then.Din of trucks across the iron bridgecannot deter the coolrelentless voice inquiring whyyou loiter in the underpass? [End Page 404]
GEORGE WITTE has published three collections: Does She Have a Name?, Deniability, and The Apparitioners. His poems appear in a range of journals and are reprinted in two recent topical anthologies, Rabbit Ears: TV Poems and The Doll Collection. He lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey.