Iowa Writes


January burst out like a prison-break
with resolutions to go straight
if I'm not caught.
Hard work, a touch of grace,
and a guard sleeping in his high house
have given me time.
But the sirens are winding up my thread.
They know who I am
and, familiar with history,
where I might be found.

About Iowa Writes

Since 2006, Iowa Writes has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers (whether they have Iowa roots or live here now) and work published by Iowa journals and publishers on The Daily Palette. Iowa Writes features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction twice a week on the Palette.

In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.

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William Freedman is a senior lecturer in the English Department at the University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel. He has lived in Israel since 1969.

"Resolutions," originally printed in the Winter 1974 issue of The Iowa Review, can be found, for free, at The Iowa Review's digital archive.

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