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“I don’t know much about love but I know when someone’s reading my mind! This poem is one of those that just occurred, like love does.”
Rebecca Wolff

You are perfect for me

because you’re psychic
no one else could understand me
the way you

do and

I say
Drink Me

I say it to you silently
but it calls forth in me

the water for you
the water you asked for

Copyright © 2015 by Rebecca Wolff. Used with permission of the author.

Copyright © 2015 by Rebecca Wolff. Used with permission of the author.

Rebecca Wolff

Rebecca Wolff

The founder of the literary journal Fence, Rebecca Wolff's collection Manderley was selected for the 2000 National Poetry Series.

by this poet

I stopped by to see you but you were not home


the pure vision

my ancient lives all risen up and rising

shudder in my bed to come up against

a living religion; they get offended so easily;

blow up your hundred-foot Buddha

no problem. Entire mountainside.

Presumably it's an improvement


There is a curiosity that knows
I know

deathless ceiling of unknowing
I know


Who I ask
is changing

all the time

now changed.

How else is one to know

How is one to know how to proceed


He died before we could honor
him correctly. Candied

impulse through the brain.
Your will subverted

that's a tree, a treatment,
a genealogy. Oddly enough if I need something

someone is sure to give it to me.
To supply me with it. Oddly enough,

it's not about cutting slack
but about positive reinforcement