Mike White

The Day Comes

The fly

and looks
out the window,

a housefly.



Now to imagine
the myriad fish swimming
through the metalwork—

God or no God—


Mike White is the author of How to Make a Bird with Two Hands (Word Works, 2012) and Addendum to a Miracle (Waywiser, 2017), winner of the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in journals including The New Republic, Ploughshares, Poetry, The Threepenny Review, and The Yale Review. He lives in Salt Lake City and teaches at the University of Utah.