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Eileen R. Tabios


ARS POETICA AT AGE 47

Sometimes
the world
cannot become fitted

into
the poem.
Even the Poem.



MOUNTAIN MOM
—for Zahera’s birth mother

Everything about life
can be taught
by mountains:

          it is easier
          to walk—run!—up
          than to descend

as when you
raped in a dark (of course, dark) alley
gave up your daughter
for a movie star's in-progress family

The sun kisses its message:

          Regret will not be your only legacy.



Eileen Tabios's latest book is The Light Sang As It Left Your Eyes (Marsh Hawk Press, 2007). She is always looking for volunteer-reviewers for one of the best parties in the internet: Galatea Resurrects.


 
 
 
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