Margin: Exploring Modern Magical Realism

MORNING ARRIVES
f r a n z   w r i g h t

Morning arrives
unannounced
by limousine: the tall
emaciated chairman

of sleeplessness in person
steps out on the sidewalk
and donning black glasses, ascends
the stairs to your building

guided by a German shepherd.
After a couple faint knocks
at the door, he slowly opens
the book of blank pages

pointing out
with a pale manicured finger
particular clauses,
proof of your guilt.

From Ill Lit: Selected & New Poems, 1998 ~ publisher Oberlin College Press, Ohio
This poem was nominated for a Pushcart Prize

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