American Culture · American Literature · Classic · Collection · Excerpt · Fragment · New Formalism · New Narrative · Poetry

Mark Jarman

We lie in bed at night, thinking about
The future, always the future, always forgetting
That it will be the past, hard and hollow,
Veiled and humming, soon enough.

— Mark Jarman, from “The Children,” The Black Riviera (Wesleyan University Press, 1990)

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