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Bruce Taylor

Bruce Taylor

Bruce Taylor is the author of Pity the World. His poetry has appeared in such places as Able Muse, The Chicago Review, The Nation, The New York Quarterly, Poetry and The Writer’s Almanac.

The Poem In Progress

the way Autumn almost
comes to south-facing houses
on the far side of the river,
slow along a low bank sculpted

by a late September afternoon,
from a window where you always sit,
a view from the second story
the slightly bigger picture

of the smallness of your life,
time passing not so much
as staying and settling,
the dead float of an old boat

in the leaves, the crawl
of the shadow of a hoe aslant
the garage wall, a guilty thing
in the slowness of its shame.