Wednesday, May 4, 2011

"Petition" by Franz Wright


By Franz Wright

at the foot of the universe

I ask

from this body
in confusion

and pain (a condition

which You
may recall)

Clothed now in light
clothed in abyss, at the prow
of the desert
into everywhereness—

have mercy

Mercy on us all

1 comment:

  1. Prow of the desert. Killed into everywhereness. Was he getting stoned with some other dead poets, and decided meaning was irrelevant. Have mercy on us and cease being a poetaster