FALL/WINTER 2012



Susan Terris

MEMO TO THE MAN WHO GAVE ME HIS MOTHER’S WEDDING RING

by mistake    after all the times   like Emma Bovary
I’d begged for a ring      but there caught in the bottom of

the suede pouch with the heishi     gift for my birthday
that gold ring with an arc of rose-cut diamonds

a thirties kind of piece    older than you think     maybe
your mother’s mother’s and yet     for five months

mine    but too small for my fingers     and not mine except
as love unbanded     each stone sharp enough to cut glass



SUSAN TERRIS POETRY BOOKS INCLUDE The Homelessness of Self, Contrariwise, Natural Defenses, Fire is Favorable to the Dreamer, Poetic License, and Eye of the Holocaust. Her work has appeared in many publications including: The Iowa Review, Field, The Journal, Colorado Review, Prairie Schooner, Spillway, The Southern Review, PoetryBay,Volt, Denver Quarterly, and Ploughshares. For seven years, with CB Follett, she edited RUNES, A Review Of Poetry. She is now editor of Spillway and a poetry editor for Pedestal Magazine and In Posse Review. She had a poem from Field published in Pushcart Prize XXXI.

 


 

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