Mona Van Duyn

(1921-2004 / United States)

Mona Van Duyn Poems

1. A Relative And An Absolute 4/19/2010
2. Death By Aesthetics 4/19/2010
3. From Endings 1/20/2003
4. Earth Tremors Felt In Missouri 1/20/2003
5. Letters From A Father 1/20/2003
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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
not to be able to get out, and I fell in the bathroom
and the girl could hardly get me up ...

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