Today's poem is by Jean Gallagher

Persephone (5)

I thought I was single and then landed
in everything-included      even the
could-have-but-didn't      even the did-and-
. At first I didn't
want them      the little bright
leadweights I was made
to eat. But long
marriage      tree in the black
basement of things      you are
not what I thought. Far
greener. Reaching down
much farther in the dark.

Copyright © 2012 Jean Gallagher All rights reserved
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Oberlin College Press
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