Linda Pastan, “Summer Triptych” (2015)

Linda-Pastan-American-Academy-Poets-Summer-Triptych-CharonSelection from “Summer Triptych” by Linda Pastan:

“Swathed from head to toe
in seeming veils of muslin,
the figure in the Nantucket fog
poles along the shoreline on a flat barge.
It could be Charon transporting souls
across the River Styx, or just
another fisherman in a hoodie,
trolling for bluefish
on the outgoing tide.”

Published on Poem-a-Day (June 12, 2015)