Self-Portraits with Objects (VI)

I know the burden's heavy As you wheel it through the night Some people say it's empty But that don't mean it's light[1. Leonard Cohen, "A Street." From Popular Problems.]

 

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.