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Babbs and Clean-Willy iron together in the buff.
You can see them. Babbs’ jelly-fish figure.
Clean-Willy the same but harder and hirsute,
like a balding chimp, smoking as he sprays starch.
They are half-drunk but diligent
in their ironing uniforms …

Wake

Wake

Wake, by Laura Madeline Wiseman. Aldrich Press, 2015. $14.00, 67 pages.

Unlike Emily Dickinson, who could not stop for death, Laura Madeline Wiseman embraces death and her cohorts—both mythological and real—in her newest poetry collection Wake. With carefully crafted images …