Dogs slink around her bed in hunger. Lest you make sacred her image on a brick, on your drive or thumb, she needs to be turned twice a day plant-ish, in her deshabille. Lethargy has its roots in lethal. This is the truth you must share or die, the waves over your head, the waving you're not doing. Pride
Terese Svoboda is a poet, fiction writer, and memoirist. Her poetry collections include When the Next Big War Blows Down the Valley: Selected and New Poems (Anhinga Press, 2015), All Aberration (University of Georgia Press, 2009), and Mere Mortals (University of Georgia Press, 2009). She is the recipient of the Cecil Hemley Award, the Emily Dickinson Prize, and the Iowa Poetry Prize, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She lives in New York City.