Poems

Katherine Spadaro: ‘Walking Down City Street’, ‘Apprenticeship’ and ‘Knees’

Walking Down City Street On this side: shiny, glassy, frilly, fancy, dusty, sparkly, flashy, swanky, showy, dreamy, gaudy, gleamy, storefronts. On that side: pushy, lonely, dowdy, phoney, whiney, needy, sneaky, seedy, saintly, kindly, crazy, costly soulfronts. Katherine Spadaro   Knees My feet up, drinking tea, I pause to contemplate each knee. They are the same as those I’d see a life ago (clothed differently), watching my mother walk, at home and out: two kindly pillars wrapped in endless busy mystery. Some squishiness combines with engineering gravity. They’ve come with me to every scene: to every vignette seen and said they’ve…

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