Alberto Garcia CC
notes on grief (iii)
no i am not no i am not afraid--
i am reading a book & it tells me
there are flares bursting from the sun like fists &
solar missiles forming even now & the galaxy
is the hot belly of a whale— no it doesn’t really say that but i know it i know it &
some flowers never break ground &
some things break inside the body &
when i was young i had no teeth but my hands were strong
& how is it i forgot
how easy it is to die?
Audrey Gidman is a queer poet living on the Kennebec River in central Maine. Her chapbook, body psalms, was the recipient of the 2018 Elyse Wolf Prize and is forthcoming from Slate Roof Press. Her poems can be found in mutiny! magazine, Q/A Poetry, Confrontation, The Rush, Pinky Thinker Press and elsewhere. She received her BFA from the University of Maine Farmington.
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