Poetry

Partridge, Dixie

22. Dixie Partridge Earthly Effects Again the birch trees practice dying, their emptied limbs paler than the winter dark. My daughter, returned to college, has left ajar of OvaltineŚlike an...

...Lamplight goes on ripening the bated space between objects, as though endings are written with beginnings, blonde daughters the dark mothers we bore...
...My daughter, returned to college, has left ajar of OvaltineŚlike an amber memory from another house far from here, where boots stomp in from the barn, the radio atop the Frigidaire statics on, hoi milk pours to the cup, and the malted scent yearns through the night farmhouse...
...good for you, says her note, and my movement and thought are let loose from the cluck, shadows on the floor turn straight-backed and spareWindows narrow, web over with lace...

Vol. 121 • January 1994 • No. 1


 
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