The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive


i was orphaned at sixty-eight.
my father is dead and he is dead.
i'm no longer second-rate.
i don't. unconscious what he said.

the dead can't instigate.
the living can.
i can't communicate.
with him i'm a dead man.

and a dead man i'll be. and buried.
furious and harvested. i write.
against. my writing's hurried.
i'm still in flight.

i won't go into that damned night.
i'll die in light. i don't

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