Marge Piercy

(March 31, 1936 / Detroit, Michigan)

Marge Piercy Poems

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

A Work of Artifice

The bonsai tree
in the attractive pot
could have grown eighty feet tall
on the side of a mountain
till split by lightning.
But a gardener
carefully pruned it.
It is nine inches high.
Every day as he

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