Upon Reading About Frank Lloyd Wright in a Rented Basement Room

Granted, he was stranger than the lot of us.
I walked his dizzy plank once in Manhattan.

Tell me now can I find peace here underneath
This crazy quilt of pipe and restful waste,
Not giving a tinker’s dam for a skyline view,
Designing my dream house one fever-night at a time?

klipschutz is a poet living in San Francisco. His poems have appeared in venues ranging from Poetry (of Chicago) to FUCK! (Tucson), along with many anthologies. His books include Twilight of the Male Ego and The Erection of Scaffolding for the Re-Painting of Heaven by the Lowest Bidder (o.p.). In 2006, through Luddite Kingdom Press, he issued the collectible All Roads. . .But This One.