Treasure Island

Marge Piercy

(March 31, 1936 / Detroit, Michigan)

Poems of Marge Piercy

1. A Work of Artifice 1/3/2003
2. Always Unsuitable 1/3/2003
3. Attack of the Squash People 1/3/2003
4. Barbie Doll 1/1/2004
5. Belly Good 1/3/2003
6. Colors Passing Through Us 1/3/2003
7. For the Young Who Want To 1/3/2003
8. Implications of One Plus One 1/3/2003
9. My Mother's Body 1/3/2003
10. The Cat's Song 1/3/2003
11. The Friend 1/3/2003
12. The Morning Half-Life Blues 1/1/2004
13. The Neighbor 1/3/2003
14. The Woman in the Ordinary 1/3/2003
15. To Be of Use 1/3/2003
16. To the Pay Toilet 1/20/2003
17. Toad Dreams 1/3/2003
18. Traveling Dream 1/3/2003
19. Visiting a Dead Man on a Summer Day 1/3/2003
20. What Are Big Girls Made Of? 1/3/2003

The Cat's Song

Mine, says the cat, putting out his paw of darkness.
My lover, my friend, my slave, my toy, says
the cat making on your chest his gesture of drawing
milk from his mother's forgotten breasts.

Let us walk in the woods, says the cat.
I'll teach you to read the tabloid of scents,
to fade into shadow, wait like a trap, to hunt.
Now I lay this plump warm mouse on your mat.

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