DPF / Ruefle

From The Best America Poetry, 2013: Editor, David Lehman, Guest Editor, Denise Duhamel (my erratum from Duhamel’s 2/15/14 post: guest editor The Best American Poetry, 2013, of course, since there is no “best of” for 2014 yet, since 2014 has barely begun). Love her A Little White Shadow erasures, too.

from Little Golf Pencil / by Mary Ruefle

                     …I told them that in the beginning you understand the world but not yourself, and when you finally understand yourself you no longer understand the world. They seemed satisfied with that.