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Traveling the Floodwaters
Patricia Young
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Traveling the Floodwaters

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when a woman denies the existence of the rainbow yet risks her life smuggling prisms over the border you know she's been travelling the floodwaters too long you know that the bows tucked in the linging of her little black suitcase are coming undone.
Paperback, 71 pages
Published January 16th 1983 by Turnstone Press
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Jul 25, 2016 Matthew rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry

everyone said your imagination
festered into something
quite unnatural
i believed in you all along

at five or six you thought
our parents had fixed all the mirrors
in the house so you would never know
the true grotesque of your body

you also believed they spoke to you
slowly and only in monosyllables
because your mind was smitten
with a unique and terrible disease

one night after putting your foot
through the wardrobe mirror
you silently tore apart our bed
and began to cut the sheets up into
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