Poems of Marilyn Hacker
|3.||For K. J., Leaving and Coming Back||1/3/2003|
|7.||Nearly A Valediction||1/3/2003|
|8.||Paragraphs from a Day-Book||1/3/2003|
|9.||Rune of the Finland Woman||1/3/2003|
|10.||Scars on Paper||1/3/2003|
This is for Elsa, also known as Liz,
an ample-bosomed gospel singer: five
discrete malignancies in one full breast.
This is for auburn Jacqueline, who is
celebrating fifty years alive,
one since she finished chemotherapy.
with fireworks on the fifteenth of July.
This is for June, whose words are lean and mean
as she is, elucidating our protest.