Postcard from Wallace Stevens in Heaven

By Scott Cairns

I am very pleased—exceedingly, and even now—to find
my final days’ conversion remains allegéd merely.

My favorite phrase: “alleged deathbed conversion.”

If anything, it is the death itself that is alleged, and unconvincing.

Scott Cairns the author of eight books of poetry.

“Postcard from Wallace Stevens in Heaven” from Slow Pilgrim by Scott Cairns. Copyright © 2015 by Scott Cairns. Used by permission of Paraclete Press.