Today's poem is by Kate Greenstreet

from Great Women of Science

Many things about the story are puzzling.
The women cooking, the men

swimming in the sea.
I believe we need light

inside the body.
Her necklace is

sparkling, see?
See the sparkle lines?

Wood into gold, "this diamond, this
poetry I speak of"'—

I always wished I had a different voice.
Do you remember playing "having a baby" on your porch?

Taking turns
as the groaning, screaming woman.

And as the nurse
who brought the doll. It gets more like this.

Copyright © 2007 Kate Greenstreet All rights reserved
from case sensitive
Ahsahta Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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