"Pearl Smith did not trust a living soul. 'Living' is an important distinction because her one surviving relative was a wicked, degenerate nephew, while her primary confidant was her late third husband with whom she regularly spoke." A nurse's tales from an emergency room floor.
"I went today without you to the new Whitney,/ with its wide and wrapping terraces/ where you can examine the city."
"The room, which was situated in the bowels of an old Lower East Side tenement building, was hot and smelled like a hundred people’s sweat, even though it was mid-January."
"Beautiful creature of the / stars! Let us tumble and fall / through the green and white foothills / pressing together between / the inky heavens and earth."