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

My Mother's Body

1.

The dark socket of the year
the pit, the cave where the sun lies down
and threatens never to rise,
when despair descends softly as the snow
covering all paths and choking roads:

then hawkfaced pain seized you

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