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Last summer, two discrete young snakes left their skin on my small porch, two mornings in a row. Being post-modern now, I pretended as if I did not see them, nor understand what I knew to be circling inside me. Instead, every hour I told my son to stop with his incessant back-chat. I peeled a banana. And cursed God—His arrogance, His gall—to still expect our devotion after creating love. And mosquitoes. I showed my son the papery dead skins so he could know, too, what it feels like when something shows up at your door—twice—telling you what you already know.
|May 22, 2015||Prayer||Philip Metres|
|May 21, 2015||Doors opening, closing on us||Marge Piercy|
|May 20, 2015||Elegy with Apples, Pomegranates, Bees, Butterflies, Thorn Bushes, Oak, Pine, Warblers, Crows, Ants, and Worms||Hayan Charara|
|May 19, 2015||Homeport||Jehanne Dubrow|
|May 18, 2015||Long as a Quart of Milk||Kevin Pilkington|
|May 17, 2015||Tender Buttons [A Long Dress]||Gertrude Stein|
|May 15, 2015||Expleasure||James Brasfield|
|May 14, 2015||Fable||Nicole Callihan|
|May 13, 2015||Island||Greg Wrenn|
|May 12, 2015||Holy Cosmos||Nathalie Handal|