Cornelius Eady



I notice an arm, crooked
Out an open car window
In California

And imagine her sleeve
As the car in front of me
Hugs a curve.

Unbidden trick of light,
Now she briefly returns
From wherever
Things wander, abused,
And waves
An August
Cooling sweat off
Her tuned and haunted skin.

Cornelius Eady is the 2000-2001 visiting writer at City College








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