Sandra Simonds September 21, 2019Categories Poetry
from Untitled, 2004 for Agnes Helen Mauldin Giffin
Some drugs make me go,
My God, death is everywhere
but then make me go, OK, fine,
let it come. I was sitting
above Maya Lin’s Wavefield,
at Storm King,
watching this tree
become a kind of evil giant
clawing at my friend
from Socialist Realism A house. There’s a dream of a house, like there always is. The house has blue walls.
It’s four years ago. I have a boyfriend. He is the only boy I’ve ever dated that my parents have liked. Mostly it works against him. He’s a grad student. His family is Jewish, but he’s from Colombia...
Five Poems *THATCHED
*AT THIS DEFACED CORNER
Popular Culture 1.
“No matter how much you feel it, you want
To feel it even more.” That’s the feeling
Tony Bennett says he sees in Amy
Winehouse when they meet to record “Body
& Soul” in March 2011
For Bennett’s album Duets II. All this
For an “honest recording.” She’ll be gone
Sandra Simonds is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently Atopia (Wesleyan University Press, 2019) and Orlando (Wave Books, 2018). You can follow her on Twitter @sandmansimonds.