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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.
|July 30, 2015||Let Everything Happen to You||Natalie Eilbert|
|July 29, 2015||Hermitage||Joseph Fasano|
|July 28, 2015||More Stones||Andrea Cohen|
|July 27, 2015||Gwendolyn Brooks Park, Topeka||Ed Skoog|
|July 26, 2015||Summer Morn in New Hampshire||Claude McKay|
|July 25, 2015||LXV [Once, I knew a fine song]||Stephen Crane|
|July 24, 2015||Respect||Melissa Studdard|
|July 23, 2015||Axis Mundi||Harriet Levin|
|July 22, 2015||Property||Emily Hunt|
|July 21, 2015||The Sadness of Clothes||Emily Fragos|