Thursday, February 14, 2013

One More Valentine

Here's a poem I wrote for Trish some time ago, and I think it's a good fit for Valentine's Day. This was published in Sinister Wisdom last year, and the editors kindly nominated it for a Pushcart Prize.


You said the Greeks said "know thyself"
and "all things in moderation"
and I agree it may be best
to know me moderately, a woman who loves
cookies, movies, Converse hi- and low-tops,

books, cats, cardigan sweaters
and--immoderately--you. Know me deeply
and there's the mire of things
I'm still learning. You know how I thought

I didn't want kids? I've learned
it was only that I'd never known any
nor any adult who could surprise me
into imagining myself with a family.

I hope everyone enjoys the day. We're planning to go to the Experience Music Project to finally see the Nirvana exhibit!


Anonymous said...

I just stumbled upon your blog through a link on Bethany Reed's blog, and I'm sure you'll probably stumble upon mine in the same way. I like your poem, and I hope yesterday was enjoyable for you.,

Amanda Laughtland said...

Thanks, Abbie, for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment. Your blog is thorough and thoughtful, and I'll enjoy spending more time reading your work. :)