Today's poem is by Susan Terris

Memo to the Girl in the Body of a Boy

if bone and bone were split       if hair didn't grow
the nightlight might burn out       if marbles

spin outside their circles       girl-brother
boy-sister       this road is indifferently paved

contralto cries and a Beethoven sonata
skin-deep is deep skin       not just one more bruise

Copyright © 2015 Susan Terris All rights reserved
from Memos
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