James Sherry is the author of 10 books of poetry and prose, most recently The Word I Like White Paint Considered (1995) and Our Nuclear Heritage (1991). His recent work on environmental models of poetry has been widely published in magazines. He is the publisher/editor of Roof Books and founder of the Segue Foundation.
In the Cold Earth and Beneath the Bluish Sky
Now six months after the problems on Church Street,
I’m still thinking about all the ways I might die:
All anxiety all the time
Every breath a traumatic stress