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Farrah Field

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Farrah Field

Farrah Field is the author of Wolf and Pilot (Four Way Books, 2011). She lives in Brooklyn where she is also the coowner of Berl’s Poetry Shop.  

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The sleeping one is erect and mumbles.
The room went Arctic overnight

and his foot peeks outside the covers.
You leave his warm slumber

five minutes before the new hour,
stomach growling, and possible

moon somewhere. There's slight moisture
still. He'll later say he saw you leave.

The day will happen soon
You didn't win the Cyndi Lauper look-alike contest
at the skating rink. Pretending to understand 

you're in therapy. How long do you spend
thinking about women's arms.

We were supposed to do it 23 times before we broke up.
To honor the day we met.

Suddenly everyone values
at home child care
now that men do it

Why is anyone in the world so terrible. Real catastrophe
and catastrophizing. If we only knew when it was going to

I saw you put your hands on the floor. Intimacy without
The scope here of memorization, planets. The history of children

sitting still