The carrying : poems
by Limón, Ada (Author)
"Vulnerable, tender, acute, these are serious poems, brave poems, exploring with honesty the ambiguous moment between the rapture of youth and the grace of acceptance. A daughter tends to aging parents. A woman struggles with infertility--"What if, instead of carrying / a child, I am supposed to car... Full description
- 1. A name ; Ancestors ; How most of the dreams go ; The leash ; Almost forty ; Trying ; On a pink moon ; The raincoat ; The vulture & the body ; American pharoah ; Dandelion insomnia ; Dream of the raven ; The visitor ; Late summer after a panic attack ; Bust ; Dead stars ; Dream of destruction ; Prey
- 2. The burying beetle ; How we are made ; The light the living see ; The dead boy ; What I want to remember ; Overpass ; The millionth dream of your return ; Bald eagles in a field ; I'm sure about magic ; Wonder Woman ; The real reason ; The year of the goldfinches ; Notes on the below ; Sundown & all the damage done ; On a lamppost long ago ; Of roots & roamers ; Killing methods ; Full gallop ; Dream of the men ; A new national anthem ; Cargo ; The contract says: we'd like the conversation to be bilingual ; It's harder
- 3. Against belonging ; Instructions on not giving up ; Would you rather ; Maybe I'll be another kind of mother ; Carrying ; What I didn't know before ; Mastering ; The last thing ; Love poem with apologies for my appearance ; Sway ; Sacred objects ; Sometimes I think my body leaves a shape in the air ; Cannibal woman ; Wife ; From the ash inside the bone ; Time is on fire ; After the fire ; Losing ; The last drop ; After his ex died ; Sparrow, what did you say?