Today's poem is by Mary Ann Samyn
Considering The Despair of St. Thomas.
Considering Lion and Cage: wire, yarn, etc.
If you don't know a word, you should look it up:
translucence is one thing; transparency, further down.
How much do you shine through?
(why O why)
This is my face: frequently human.
This is the line for joy.
Copyright © 2006 Mary Ann Samyn All rights reserved
from Quarterly West
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