Giselle Stern Hernández: For the Death of 100 Beat Women
Inspired by Michael McClure and Gary Snyder

Fall '08 TOC

Tit for tat
Like a pause mid thought
The Men banging their jugs of wine,
The Men of berries,
The Frantic ripraps.

Sadness the size of a closed window
Grief the size of Mexico.

The big boys
Schools named after them.
THEIR MUSES
(Or other chicks)
Dropped
Like an egg or hope.
Splatter on the Lower East Side.

Ogled and ignored
(Go!!)
Held children and word
Close.
Gnawed at the noose of family expectations
Cut Calliope’s wrists,
Chopped the before from the after,
Shattered a water glass

Go! Go!
Oh Outriders
Who minds your generation?
OH NO!  OH BOY!
There are few tokens in the anthologies,
No thanks,
No reciprocity or apologies
From your left-handed mouths.

:: Next ::

Not Enough Night
Not Enough Night
© 2012 Naropa University