philip f. deaver | the worrier’s guild

6 10 2007


Poetry Dispatch No. 29 | November 18, 2005

The Worriers’ Guild by Philip F. Deaver

Today there is a meeting of the
Worriers’ Guild,
and I’ll be there.
The problems of Earth are
to be discussed
at length
end to end
for five days
end to end
with 1100 countries represented
all with an equal voice
some wearing turbans and smocks
and all the men will speak
and the women
with or without notes
in 38 languages
and nine different species of logic.
Outside in the autumn
the squirrels will be
chattering and scampering
directionless throughout the town
they aren’t organized yet.

from How Men Pray ©. Anhinga Press