For Adam

By Michael Hofmann Michael Hofmann
In that aftertime
I wasn't writing. I never wrote,   
I didn't know what the aftertime was for.   
I felt little, collected nothing.

I talked to myself, but it was boring.

Source: Poetry (June 2008).


This poem originally appeared in the June 2008 issue of Poetry magazine

June 2008
 Michael  Hofmann


Michael Hofmann’s newest book is Where Have You Been? Selected Essays (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014).

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