Jennifer Chang Poems
- Again A Solstice It is not good to think of everything as a ...
- Genealogy This stream took a shorter course— a thread of ...
- Sonogram Dark matter, are you sparkless for lack of ...
- Freedom In Ohio I want a future making hammocks out of figs...
- Pastoral Something in the field is working away. ...
- Conversation With Slugs And Sa... Up late watching slug porn,...
- Slept The thorns had hands. The fire stood still. It will ...
Poet and scholar Jennifer Chang was born in New Jersey. She is a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia, where she is a PhD candidate. more »
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Again A Solstice
It is not good to think
of everything as a mistake. I asked
for bacon in my sandwich, and then
I asked for more. Mistake.
I told you the truth about my scar:
I did not use a knife. I lied
about what he did to my faith
in loneliness. Both mistakes.
That there is always a you. Mistake.
Faith in loneliness, my mother proclaimed,
is faith in self. My instinct, a poor polaris.
Not a mistake is the blue boredom
of a summer lake. O mud, sun, and algae!
We swim in glittering murk.
I tread, you tread. There are ...