Roving packs you eel your way
through pay no mind to what must, if they see,
look like a shadow loping along alone,
now slowing, stopping for the misted warmth
etched panes suffuse in the Hound and Rose's matched
bilateral doors. Ale glow that lights up half
of the fatman's baldpate football head,
left paw cupped to his mobile ear,
the splayed right cranking up and down
as his tenor wades alive-o into the rant.
Leave him behind then for that mid-bridge figure
(my body double?), more than half involved
with swirls and frills of foiled reflections
on the black stream coursing under …
A water no less cold than cash, it will
or will not clutch him to its heaving silk.
TODAY IN SLATE
Meet the New Bosses
How the Republicans would run the Senate.
The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.
Why all cracker names sound alike.
Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom
This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?
A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.