Massachusetts

 

 

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Literary Organization Concord Poetry Center Massachusetts
Literary Organization Grub Street, Inc. Massachusetts
Literary Organization Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Massachusetts
Literary Organization The Frost Foundation Massachusetts
Literary Organization PEN New England Massachusetts
Literary Organization Worcester County Poetry Association Massachusetts
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Odyssey Book Shop Massachusetts
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Amherst Books Massachusetts
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Papyri Books Massachusetts
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Andover Bookstore Massachusetts

poems

poem
In Worcester, Massachusetts,
I went with Aunt Consuelo
to keep her dentist's appointment
and sat and waited for her
in the dentist's waiting room.
It was winter. It got dark
early. The waiting room
was full of grown-up people,
arctics and overcoats,
lamps and magazines.
My aunt was inside
what seemed like a long
poem

If the water, everywhere, and if she

is. If ghosts, like water, like if all

rivers and oceans and rains are one

ghost, surrounding and throughout.

If she is, like if the lakes and bays

of Seattle define Seattle, if the ices

Of Mars and Massachusetts

poem
I've been meaning to tell
you how the sky is pink
here sometimes like the roof
of a mouth that's about to chomp
down on the crooked steel teeth
of the city,

I remember the desperate 
things we did
                and that I stumble
down sidewalks listening
to the buzz of street lamps
at dusk and the