In reality, the barn wasn’t clean, ninety men
and a woman sobbing in a hospital gown, Not fair.
And look! That cowboy
as he flicks his razor.
Nine months later, my brother was born.
Norman Dubie / Trakl
Laura Kasischke / Warehouse of Prayers
Gloria Frym / Looking for Trouble
Frank O’Hara / Southampton Variations
Marilyn Hacker / Days of 1944: Three Friends