from "Of Wife"
i On the Manner in Which Wife Introduces Her Self
The marriage counselor has me sit on his chaise longue, behind him a long green garden like a secret glade. I pretend to be one woman.
On this body is a head, I explain, and on this head is a pack of spaniels, a pack so dense they are a mind. And they fawn over men. Men made up of golden light, muddy crystals, kissing cherries.
Darling, It's Me (Penned in the Margins, 2019)