The Tramp's Cup

Winner of the William Carlos Williams Award
from the Poetry Society of America
(The Chariton Review Press)

"Ray's strengths emanate from his ability to turn casual observations or random thought into startling revelation and self-realization."          
--G.E. Murray, Chicago Sun Times


Giacometti's Figures

Don't worry
they won't collide,
or embrace.
They'll walk through
each other
as we do,
not knowing what didn't
hit them.
They are thin already,
down to the bone.
While greed
has made us fat
they have drawn
in to the fine
vertebra, the core,
where desire
burns small
like rust.

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