Poetry in Motion


Misgivings (an excerpt)

William Matthews

my wary one, it's far too late
to unlove each other. Instead let's cook
something elaborate and not
invite anyone to share it but eat it
all up very slowly.

"Misgivings" (excerpt) from After All: Last Poems by William Matthews. Copyright © 1998 by the Estate of William Matthews. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.