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Joseph Lisowski
Joseph Lisowski

Location: Erie, PA
Books: Near the narcotic sea, poems of the Caribbean, Caribbean Perspectives : The Social Structure of a Region (Caribbean Perspectives, Vol 1), Environment and Labor in the Caribbean (Caribbean Perspectives, Vol. 2), The Brushwood Gate, translations of T'ang Dynasty poet Wang Wei, Spring Street Blues, poems of penitentiary life
Other: Poetry Editor of New Works Review


My wife wanders through the house
opening doors, cupboards, closets,
calling her daughter's name.
It is a strident canticle.

Later, she tells me
that what our psychiatrist said
was wrong
that what our psychotherapist said
was wrong
that grief is the sole significance.
When that's gone,
nothing matters.