Elizabeth Alexander

(May 30, 1962 / Westfield, New Jersey)

Elizabeth Alexander Poems

1. Race -new- 7/31/2015
2. Ladders 2/26/2014
3. Butter 12/16/2014
4. Autumn Passage 2/26/2014
5. Praise Song For The Day 2/26/2014
6. Haircut 1/20/2003
7. Vernal Observations 1/2/2003
8. Blues 1/20/2003
Best Poem of Elizabeth Alexander

Blues

I am lazy, the laziest
girl in the world. I sleep during
the day when I want to, 'til
my face is creased and swollen,
'til my lips are dry and hot. I
eat as I please: cookies and milk
after lunch, butter and sour cream
on my baked potato, foods that
slothful people eat, that turn
yellow and opaque beneath the skin.
Sometimes come dinnertime Sunday
I am still in my nightgown, the one
with the lace trim listing because
I have not mended it. Many days
I do not exercise, only
consider it, then rub my curdy
belly and lie down. Even
my poems are ...

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