Friend of Beyond the Cover and poet, David Foster Hall is quite the legend in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The long-time resident and attorney has the reputation of a gritty negotiator and heartfelt craftsman with a respected reputation - if it's worth doing, take care, and do it the right way.
Hall has published one of his poems about a D.C. historical landmark. Wandering Congressional Cemetery, in local publication, The Hill Rag.
bones sleep like locusts,
lean into dark like a blink -
marrow-dry, brittle-hard book spines,
laid out like starched shirts
forgotten by caring, and hate, and love
and one-night stands.