One Week

“One Week,” a poem from faculty member A. Van Jordan’s new book The Cineaste (2013, W.W. Norton) is today’s featured poem at Poetry Daily.


Buster Keaton’s every move strikes
without the sting of pity, just the sweat
of arms swinging hammers and nailing
planks of wood; he builds a scene to astonish
all in awe. There’s nothing more physical
than a man in love, but jealousy
renders me still: The story opens
with him marrying my ex. At first,
I simply want to warn him, but they seem
so happy … Simply put, he appears
to have it all: A young bride, a home
as a wedding gift, and a plot of land.
What else am I to do but foil his plans?  …[Keep Reading]…


Tags: , ,

%d bloggers like this: