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Gretchen Marquette

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Gretchen Marquette

Gretchen Marquette is the author of May Day (Graywolf Press, 2016). She lives in Minneapolis.

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At the May Day parade, my mask made of moss
and bark, my hair full of flowers, my friend beside me,
her pretty red mouth under the hawk’s beak
of her mask of green sage.

At the children’s pageant, music
died in the speakers. The shadow
of a crow passed over. My hair a crown