Mona Van Duyn

(1921-2004 / United States)

Poems of Mona Van Duyn

1. A Relative and an Absolute 4/19/2010
2. Death by Aesthetics 4/19/2010
3. Earth Tremors Felt in Missouri 1/20/2003
4. from Endings 1/20/2003
5. Letters from a Father 1/20/2003

Letters from a Father

Ulcerated tooth keeps me awake, there is
such pain, would have to go to the hospital to have
it pulled or would bleed to death from the blood thinners,
but can't leave Mother, she falls and forgets her salve
and her tranquilizers, her ankles swell so and her bowels
are so bad, she almost had a stoppage and sometimes
what she passes is green as grass.There are big holes
in my thigh where my leg brace buckles the size of dimes.
My head pounds from the high pressure.It is awful

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