The Master Delayed


The Master Delayed
A servant raps knuckles against the gate.The porter, who invited you,informs you that the stewardasks that you return later.
The master calls youto another citadel.Outside the walls, at each gate’s narrow,you talk with porters.
One suggests an opening,so you appeal to the stewardwho tells you what to dobefore returning

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D. V. Andrews received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Saint Mary's College of California and his B.A. in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. He has studied under such notable poets as Michael Palmer, Carl Phillips, Mary Jo Bang, Brenda Hillman, Graham Foust, and Christopher Sindt. His poetry represents writing from the Western tradition with the more recent influences from Randall Jarrell, Robert Lowell, and Frank Bidart. He currently may be found wherever the wind wills he go, you hear the sound, you do not know whence it comes or whither it goes.