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It’s so easy to
spell and so hard
to decide. I watched

as each layer was
pulled softly away –
sky poured through.

Don’t be so smart.
It only gets more
difficult with time.

But the air goes
clear at the end,
crisp and cool.

I spent most of my time in the waiting
room reading old New Yorkers.


Rob Spiegel is a writer and journalist living in New Mexico. He is a senior editor at Design News. His poetry, fiction or drama have appeared in Halfway Down the Stairs, Prick of the Spindle and Adobe Walls.

© 2010, Rob Spiegel

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