For a Friend on the Morning of His Wife’s Surgery
An ash-white fog
descends upon the lake,
the tamarack hills
wiped from sight—
all I can see
is my neighbor’s dinghy
and turning in every direction.
Jason Tandon is the author of five books of poetry, including This Far North, The Actual World, Quality of Life, and Give over the Heckler and Everyone Gets Hurt, winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award from Black Lawrence Press.
This poem was originally published in the Southern Poetry Review.