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Kary Wayson is the author of two poetry collections, including Via Maria Materi, forthcoming from Burnside Review Press in fall 2019, and American Husband (The Ohio State University Press, 2009). She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Poem Called Margaret

You are she who is not.

Some month that summer there became a beach ball in the garden.
Wedged, it were

between the teeth of the fence and the trunk
of an elder sunflower, it repeated

the season, a melon of seeds, the
failing flowering

hydrangea. It

was a thing. And the thing was
not feeling, but the boding

of a body
of an inkling      (O

all my little 
                                                    pen marks)

Copyright © 2019 Kary Wayson. This poem originally appeared in Poetry Northwest, Winter & Spring 2019. Used with permission of the author.

Copyright © 2019 Kary Wayson. This poem originally appeared in Poetry Northwest, Winter & Spring 2019. Used with permission of the author.

Kary Wayson

Kary Wayson

Kary Wayson is the author of two poetry collections, including Via Maria Materi, forthcoming from Burnside Review Press in fall 2019, and American Husband (The Ohio State University Press, 2009).