“I am the last . . .”
The Germans are going one way; I am going the other. The Russians are going still another way and waving good-by. I have a ceremonial saber. I use it to cut my hair, which is four feet long.
“I am the last . . .” from The World Doesn't End: Prose Poems, copyright © 1987 by Charles Simic, reprinted by permission of Harcourt, Inc. This material may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means with the prior written permission of the publisher.
Source: The World Doesn't End: Prose Poems (Harcourt Inc., 1987)
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Poet Charles Simic b. 1938
POET’S REGION U.S., New England