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Sharon Olds

(November 19, 1942 / San Francisco)

Poems of Sharon Olds

21. The Space Heater 1/13/2003
22. The Unborn 1/13/2003
23. The Victims 1/7/2004
24. Topography 11/19/2011
25. Voices 11/19/2011

Primitive

I have heard about the civilized,
the marriages run on talk, elegant and honest, rational. But you and I are
savages. You come in with a bag,
hold it out to me in silence.
I know Moo Shu Pork when I smell it
and understand the message: I have
pleased you greatly last night. We sit
quietly, side by side, to eat,
the long pancakes dangling and spilling,

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