Category Archive: Poetry

Mar 03

Still Too Big: A Poem

What’s wrong, you asked. Nothing, I said, Which was true But not the whole truth Because the whole truth Was a bubble in my throat A stone in my stomach And it was too big for words Or I couldn’t get the words around it All except Nothing. That one I squeezed out With a …

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Feb 03

My Sisters: A Poem

My sisters Broken bones and brittle ash And held-in tears Swimming pool burning noses Every pain a different one And every pain the same Here I stand Wisdom hard-gained Pink and mewling Skittish and untried You gave me it In little bits I roll it around in my hands Warm it Blow on it Give …

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