Tim Suermondt


Skullduggery of rain
Washes another day away.

Amperes of light
Frolic on the couch

Like we shortly will.
Sadness and sorrow locked

In a cardboard box
Too heavy to move—

It can wait. Supper to jazz
On the radio, one white

Tulip one white vase
On the wooden table,

Our mouths welcoming
The casserole and the desire.


Tim Suermondt is the author of TRYING TO HELP THE ELEPHANT MAN DANCE ( The Backwaters Press, 2007) and JUST BEAUTIFUL from NYQ Books, 2010. He has published work in Poetry, The Georgia Review, Southern Humanities Review, Bellevue Literary Review and Prairie Schooner, and he has poems forthcoming in Tygerburning Literary Journal and Stand Magazine (U.K.). He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the poet Pui Ying Wong.