This very short poem plays a trick
with perspective. Read it twice.
Advice from the Experts
I lay down in the empty street and parked
My feet against the gutter's curb while from
The building above a bunch of gawkers perched
Along its ledges urged me don't, don't jump.
from Laugh at the End of the World:
Collected Comic Poems 1969-1999
BOA Editions, Ltd.
Copyright 2000 by Bill Knott.
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