“Irrational Fear” by Floyd Cheung

In case you didn’t see the notice in today’s Smith College NewsTracker, here is the poem cited,

Poem of the Day: ‘Irrational Fear’ by Floyd Cheung
A previously published poem by Smith professor Floyd Cheung has been selected as the “poem of the day” for the online anthology Poetry Daily. The poem, “Irrational Fear,” originally appeared in the journal Rhino, and it takes as its subject the card catalogs in the lower level of Neilson Library:

POETRY DAILY, May 11, 2012

Irrational Fear

walking
along
the
lower
level
of the
Smith
College
library
where
retired
card
catalogs
stand
ready
to serve
in case of
emergency
(possibly)
or
to be
recycled
as
fixtures
for
Beaders’
Paradise
(probably)
I
keep
my
distance
lest
Verm-Verr slide out and trip me
or
Bruss-Buber whack me in the jaw.

FLOYD CHEUNG
RHINO
2011

One Comment

  1. Jinny Mason
    Posted May 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Great. It made me smile, which is pretty hard late on a hectic Friday afternoon. But I’m certainly not planning on going downstairs and risk being assaulted by those cards. We saw what they can do in Ella’s movie montage yesterday.

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