Friday, December 7, 2012

Poem of the Week: Rachel M. Simon

Rachel Simon  
Postmark from the Transition  
the name altered from parent's choosing
the threshold of a home
white gloves on the windowsill
costumes of our drama
soup stock of animal and stone
thigh, syringe
non-ninety degree staircase
redistribution of fats
your mother's voice in the next room
orphaned pair of pants
disappearing ink dots
recollections of family hot fudge
rigid posture attempts
dude descending a staircase
handclasp, handshake, embrace
-Rachel M. Simon

Used by permission.

Rachel M. Simon is the author of the poetry collection Theory of Orange and the chapbook Marginal Road. She teaches writing and gender studies courses at Bedford Hills Maximum Security Correctional Facility, SUNY Purchase College, Pace University and various libraries. She's currently at work on a collection of sports poems. 
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