Poor Little Soul

(after Hadrian)

Poor little soul all lost: you were my guest,

The fine friend of my flesh.

                                    Where since, so pale,

So stiff, so naked? No fun now in the dark.

—Kevin Hart

Published in the 2011-11-04 issue: 

Kevin Hart is the Edwin B. Kyle Professor of Christian Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. He is the author of many books, including Barefoot, a new collection of poems published by University of Notre Dame Press.

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