Thomas Lux

No ideas. No thoughts, nor
philosophy. Hunger, thirst,
yes, flight and fear. And touch, sound,
and sight, and the tongue, which tastes.
Ten fingers, the heart’s in place.
Two arms, legs, esophagus.
Looking down: that’s the wide sky.
And touch. And the tongue, which tastes.

Found In Volume 30, No. 02
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About the Author
Thomas Lux is the author of more than a dozen books of verse, including The Cradle Place (2004), The Street of Clocks (2001), and New and Selected Poems, 1975-1995 (1997).  He has taught widely and has recieved numerous prizes and fellowships.