David Wright The 2River View, 5.2 (Winter 2001)

American Gothic, Redux

Vertical lines, hard
glances, gray, gray,
gray and a slight blue
sky. Sunday clothes
and coveralls. A broach,
a pitchfork, round
glasses. Gothic
window, church-like
between wife, husband,
the same curve as their
faces. Only one
horizontal edge—porch
roof right through
their heads, anchoring
the whole wide world.

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