Sholeh Wolpé

Issue #
September 7, 2014


Some things mildew too quickly
away from the sun.

He has a neck pain, she sees ghosts,
he wears a lead belt, she builds wings.
He says stick to the facts,
she says the sheets smell of longing.

What’s buried among their bed’s decaying springs?

He says I love you, she says I love you
to something she cannot see in the dark.

Poems selected from: Keeping Time With Blue Hyacinths, University of Arkansas Press,2013

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