poem index


Wendy Mnookin

Printer-friendly version

Wendy Mnookin is the author of Dinner with Emerson (Tiger Bark Press, 2016), The Moon Makes Its Own Plea (BOA Editions, 2008), What He Took (BOA Editions, 2002), To Get Here (BOA Editions, 1999), and Guenever Speaks (Round Table Publications, 1991). She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and teaches at Emerson College and Grub Street. She lives in Newtown, Massachusetts.

by this poet

I saw them making out, Sheila whispers
from the stall next to mine. We're standing,
hidden from each other on opposite sides 
of the same cold wall. I imagine
her brother's hand surprising itself
inside some girl's sweater, small hairs jittery
along the map of her neck. Her eyes were shut.
I open