Today's poem is by Jessica Durham

Remember, Body

                                after Cavafy

Remember, body, all of your houses
not only the path from one room to the next
the purpling of muscle
—in veins while you are young
love remembering, body, how to crouch like glass
how a doctor told you that pain is the first to return
watching out the window for snow—the eyes were your eyes
the love of others, body
ones who came for you in your smallest houses
in the winter—sacred hands in Januar;y that traced
the current down your spine
longing                remember, body

Copyright © 2015 Jessica Durham All rights reserved
from The Southeast Review
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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