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I Was Minor
In this life,
I was very minor.
I was a minor lover.
There was maybe a day, a night
or two, when I was on.
I was, would have been,
a minor daughter,
had my parents lived.
I was a minor runner. I was
a minor thinker. In the middle
distance, not too fast.
I was a minor mother: only
two, and sometimes,
I was mean to them.
I was a minor beauty.
I was a minor Buddhist.
There was a certain symmetry, but
it, too, was minor.
My poems were not major
enough to even make me
a “minor poet,”
but I did sit here
instead of getting up, getting
the gun, loading it.
|December 17, 2013||A Tyrant Seeks Conclusion in the Known Self||Emily Kendal Frey|
|November 03, 2011||This Deepening Takes Place Again||Emily Kendal Frey|
|December 28, 2015||Like a Curtain||Jan Freeman|
|February 19, 2016||The Philosopher Did Not Say||Jennifer Franklin|
|July 10, 2014||Waiting Again for Biopsy Results from the Second Floor Exercise Room||Jennifer Franklin|
|June 09, 2015||First Love||Jennifer Franklin|
|December 07, 2015||And the Sea||Patrick Ryan Frank|
|July 21, 2015||The Sadness of Clothes||Emily Fragos|
|January 24, 2013||Love Poem||Graham Foust|
|August 25, 2015||Abeyance||Rebecca Foust|