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. The birthday of the world -new- 3/17/2015
14. My Mother's Body 1/3/2003
15. Implications of One Plus One 1/3/2003
16. For the Young Who Want To 1/3/2003
17. Colors Passing Through Us 1/3/2003
18. Belly Good 1/3/2003
19. Barbie Doll 1/1/2004
20. Attack of the Squash People 1/3/2003

The Neighbor

Man stomping over my bed in boots
carrying a large bronze church bell
which you occasionally drop:
gross man with iron heels
who drags coffins to and fro at four in the morning,
who hammers on scaffolding all night long,
who entertains sumo wrestlers and fat acrobats--
I pass you on the steps, we smile and nod.
Rage swells in me like gas.

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