Gatsby final page.,,,,with markings
The current
by Patrick T. Reardon

A ferryboat.
The moon.
Inessential houses.
The old island.
Vanished trees.
This continent.

This blue lawn.
That vast obscurity.
The dark fields.

Green light.

SOURCE: Erasure poem from the final page of The Great Gatsby. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Patrick T. Reardon’s five books include four of religious reflections. He has been writing newspaper articles, essays, poems, op-ed pieces and more over a writing career that began in 1962. His website is