YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

Dignity, by David Ignatow

March 29, 1998

Rocks jut out of the sea

and ships maneuver

to avoid them. One

sails steadfastly through,

fighting off an undertow,

and the rocks have dignity

they lacked before.

From "At My Ease" by David Ignatow, edited by Virginia R. Terris (BOA Editions: 136 pp., $13.50)

Los Angeles Times Articles