are they devils? - poem by Peter Schwartz (god, illness, hardship) - full page

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are they devils?

for regan


she told me that god-didn't-give-more-
than-you-can-take stuff wasn't true
later had another seizure

but she'll thrill on cake and ice cream or any soft thing
and march through those walls of static
to the sunshine

just the same.


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About Peter Schwartz


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Peter Schwartz's poetry has been featured in The Collagist, The Columbia Review, Diagram, and Opium Magazine. His latest collection Old Men, Girls, and Monsters is now out with Achilles Press. He�s an interviewer for the PRATE Interview Series, a regular contributor to The Nervous Breakdown, and the art editor for DOGZPLO...read moreT.

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