Nick Patten  © 2008 All Rights Reserved


After dinner the sleepy weight
of women, not in but on
the bed, the quilt a family heirloom,

the pleasure of their voices
like a radio turned low
somewhere deep in the house.

Roger Pfingston
Copyright © 2008


Roger Pfingston’s work has appeared recently in Kaleidowhirl, Mannequin Envy, Tipton Poetry Journal, the Innisfree Poetry Journal and two anthologies from Iowa Press: Say This of Horses and 75 Poems on Retirement. New work is scheduled to appear in Sin Fronteras and U.S. 1 Worksheets. He is a retired teacher of English and photography.

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