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it was amazing 5.00  ·  Rating details ·  3 ratings  ·  1 review
After All by Pat Daneman is the chronicle of a woman’s ordinary life. Girls wonder what it is their mothers do all day, only to learn the truth when they become mothers themselves. Siblings torment each other. Lovers enchant and disappoint. The dead never quite leave. Along the way there is sex and grief, anger and tenderness, as Daneman explores what it means, after all, ...more
Paperback, 82 pages
Published September 3rd 2018 by FutureCycle Press
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Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I want that kiss—the one that starts
at my mouth but doesn’t stop
until it’s untied my shoes

and unbuckled my belt. That kiss
that tastes of purple jam
and sweet wind blown in

from California. I want that kiss
that spreads me like wings, that stops
a song on my lips. That kiss I know

is happening at this moment—
at the top of a subway stair,
on a secondhand couch in a garage apartment,

confident, wet with breath. A triumphant,
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Pat Daneman grew up in Huntington Station New York and went to college at Binghamton University, where she earned a master's degree in English and creative writing. Her poems have appeared in The Bellevue Poetry Review, The Comstock Review, The Atlanta Review, Moon City Review, Inkwell, Poem, and the anthology New Poetry from the Midwest. She is a retired creative director. She lives in Lenexa, KS ...more

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