That bittersweet moment. Classes done, grading in, commencement over. I'll be spending less time on the BQE, giving the work crews a little more space.
Collected Poems recently appeared from Wesleyan University Press.
A garbage truck across the road
turns into the traffic, the avenue
a burst of solar blindness
It is the birthday of the universe.
Ceravolo was born in Astoria and lived in New Jersey. Perhaps that's why he wrote as frequently as he did about trucks--even that most unloved of trucks, the garbage truck.