Gloria Boyer Our Lady of the Midnight Kitchen Beans float like baby Jesuses in the soup. I get a call from a lost one-eyed cousin: he says the world is big enough in one place. I was sleeping in a cold room when the sun came up. My eyes were open, my mouth bloody, full of cat-claws and nettles. Always my life unravels like the hem of your old robe. We go home the long way--the wind, sharpness of new rain, street sinking into my shoes. Sky the gorgeous maroon I so love. At night I gather all my missing pieces, wait for dawn. The cat hauls his fat body up to lie like a sack of diamonds at our feet. South of the Border There's a lot of Mexico in every marriage. --David Wagoner Darling, if only we'd stayed in bed yesterday, you wouldn't be snorkeling on a full stomach with her. We'd have been mildly drunk and well-fed. Now schools of blue fish are dodging your flippers. 117 Yesterday, just like a tourist, you bought a new hat. I'm feeling deflated, beginning to feel rather flattened out, like a flounder. (I want to say squid, but
Prairie Schooner – University of Nebraska Press
Published: Jul 25, 2012
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