Home > The Journal > Sample Poems > D.R. Goodman

D.R. Goodman

Posted by admin on April 2, 2017

D.R. Goodman’s first collection of poetry, Greed: A Confession, was released by Able Muse Press in 2014. A past winner of the Able Muse Write Prize for poetry, her work has appeared in such journals as Crazyhorse, Notre Dame Review, Seattle Review, Tampa Review, and many others; and in the anthology, Sonnets: 150 Contemporary Sonnets.


All the Dropped Things


All the dropped things  —  the bobbled lobs,

the juggled plates that crash beside the trail,

the meant-to-get-togethers, meant-to-mail-

that-letters (never did); the perfect jobs


begun, or dreamt about; the dreamed-up plans

that buoy deferred ambitions  —  all of these

still lingering as possibilities

inside a mirror world where minute-hands


spin loose and hover, memory plays on

as vividly as ever, meant to do

and done in equal light; where time that’s gone


comes winding back unspent, and nothing falls

so hard to earth; and in the mirror, you

could reach across to take my unmade calls.