George David Clark

George David Clark’s Reveille, published by the University of Arkansas Press in 2015, won the Miller Williams Prize. His recent poems can be found in AGNI, the Georgia Review, the Gettysburg Review, Image, Ninth Letter, Poetry Northwest, the Southern Review, and elsewhere. He edits 32 Poems and teaches creative writing at Washington & Jefferson College.

Washing Your Feet

Reader, they are dirty. You’ve come so far
so harshly: bloody miles through silt and brambles,
noxious bogs and mud-fields, dunes of char
beneath the sun-spill—all of it in sandals.

Take my chair; this dry, blond Scotch on ice