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You Were You Are Elegy by Mary Jo Bang

Fragile like a child is fragile.

Destined not to be forever.

Destined to become other

To mother. Here I am

Sitting on a chair, thinking… 220 more words


A life

“…A life is like Russell said
of electricity, not a thing but the way things behave.”

– Mary Jo Bang, from her poem Costumes Exchanging Glances


Restoring Hughes and Plath to their "blissful beginning"



Mary Jo Bang (an excellent poet in her own right–see her poem “The Role of Elegy” at the bottom of this post) has an article at  198 more words