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Instructions for cold calling

The Business Life

by David Ignatow

When someone hangs up, having said

to you, “Don’t come around again,”

and you have never heard the phone… 312 more words


“I sink back upon the ground…” by David Ignatow

Have you ever been in the middle of things, not knowing which way to go? Do I move forward, do I turn back. Do I go left, do I go right. 426 more words


David Ignatow, "The Boss"

who hoarded among the monthly bank statements
nude photos,
the drawer locked,
the key in his pocket,
still could complain
of the stupidity of his help- 46 more words

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David Ignatow, "Three in Transition" ... the hum of spiders...

David Ignatow

“Three in Transition”

(for WCW)

I wish I understood the beauty
in leaves falling. To whom
are we beautiful
as we go?

I lie in the field… 321 more words


Summer's Passing

Once a year they come together
To say farewell to summer
The farmers and the teachers
The musicians and the healers.

They pretend it’s a celebration… 171 more words


Sunday Poem-David Ignatow

The Bagel

I stopped to pick up the bagel
rolling away in the wind,
annoyed with myself
for having dropped it
as if it were a portent. 44 more words


Ignatow's Sunday At The State Hospital

Sunday at the State Hospital

I am sitting across the table
eating my visit sandwich.
The one I brought him stays suspended
near his mouth; his eyes focus… 55 more words

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