Treasure Island

Sharon Olds

(November 19, 1942 / San Francisco)

Poems of Sharon Olds

1. 1954 1/13/2003
2. A Week Later 1/13/2003
3. Crab 1/13/2003
4. I Could Not Tell 11/19/2011
5. I Go Back to May 1937 11/19/2011
6. Japanese-American Farmhouse, California, 1942 1/20/2003
7. May 1968 1/20/2003
8. One Year 1/13/2003
9. Primitive 1/13/2003
10. Still Life in Landscape 11/19/2011
11. Take the I Out 1/20/2003
12. The Borders 1/13/2003
13. The Clasp 1/13/2003
14. The Daughter Goes To Camp 1/13/2003
15. The End 1/13/2003
16. The Ferryer 1/20/2003
17. The Mortal One 1/13/2003
18. The Pact 11/19/2011
19. The Sash 1/13/2003
20. The Space Heater 1/13/2003

The Sash

The first ones were attached to my dress
at the waist, one on either side,
right at the point where hands could clasp you and
pick you up, as if you were a hot
squeeze bottle of tree syrup, and the
sashes that emerged like axil buds from the
angles of the waist were used to play horses, that
racing across the cement while someone
held your reins and you could feel your flesh

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