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from goodwifthing

By (November 1, 2016) No Comment

 
tastes like something on fire in my mouth
I want to live forever whisper
that into your husband’s ear tonight abed
my invisible scrutinized midlife
goodwyf bodyminivan & tankini
my children say back to me phrases I
say to them in darkness things fall silent
at dinneryou could start an argument
this creature bled for fifty-two days &
the goodwyf body splits up the middle
wingedtextured like painttwo figures
looking at a landscapeshoulder to shoulder
facing opposite directionsit comes
back to you like thiswithout the word for it

 
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Pattie McCarthy is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Quiet Book from Apogee Press (2016). She is an associate professor (non-tenure track) at Temple University. “goodwifthing” is the third section of a booklength manscript called “wifthing” that will be made of four series, each made of 25 sonnets.

 

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