Poem of the Week! The Draper’s Assistant by Steven Gulvezan


When is it okay?
When you’ve lost your dog,
your job, your car, your house,
your friends, your wife, your children,
your health, your mind, your dignity,
your Jesus hanging like a draper’s
assistant from a smashed window
in your derelict soul—

When is it okay to give up?

Steven Gulvezan was born in Detroit and has spent his career as a library director and a journalist.  His fiction and poetry have appeared in over twenty different literary publications.  He is an avid tennis fan, a prolific reader, a member of the Mystery Writers of America and a film aficionado.  He resides in Michigan with his wife, Karen and his dog, Yogi.


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