Rob Plath

the lowest ceiling

some day there will be
the scrape of the last spade
& the gravedigger’s boot soles
tamping the dirt
above yr lowest ceiling
& it’ll be too late


they say for a ½ hour
after conception
yr nothing but
a single cell

ah, just to be that
one spark before
the clusterfuck

Rob Plath is a 46-yea-old poet from New York.  He has over a dozen books out.  He is most known for his collection A BELLYFUL OF ANARCHY (epic rites press). He lives alone with his cat and stays out of trouble. See more of his work at

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