Advice from the Experts

Bill Knott

This very short poem plays a trick
with perspective. Read it twice.

I lay down in the empty street and parked
My feet against the gutter's curb while from
The building above a bunch of gawkers perched
Along its ledges urged me don't, don't jump.

from Laugh at the End of the World:
Collected Comic Poems
BOA Editions, Ltd.