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Farrah Field

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Farrah Field

Farrah Field is the author of Wolf and Pilot (Four Way Books, 2011). She lives in Brooklyn where she is also the coowner of Berl’s Poetry Shop.  

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You didn't win the Cyndi Lauper look-alike contest
at the skating rink. Pretending to understand 

you're in therapy. How long do you spend
thinking about women's arms.

We were supposed to do it 23 times before we broke up.
To honor the day we met.

Suddenly everyone values
at home child care
now that men do it
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I wanted to be the one who thought of truck bed walls.
You locked yourself in the bathroom
so I couldn’t brush my teeth before bed.
Where is this going and will it be successful? I hate bullies.
She’s been everywhere she even heard
the shot that killed John Lennon.
From now on I’m

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Why is anyone in the world so terrible. Real catastrophe
and catastrophizing. If we only knew when it was going to
      happen.

I saw you put your hands on the floor. Intimacy without
      disturbances.
The scope here of memorization, planets. The history of children

sitting still