poet Julia Copus

Julia Copus

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  • Peter pegnall (7/9/2019 7:54:00 PM)

    clever, compassionate, quirky, Julia is one of the most astute and penetrating poets in the English language.

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Best Poem of Julia Copus

The Back Seat of My Mother's Car

We left before I had time
to comfort you, to tell you that we nerly touched
hands in that vacuous half-dark. I wanted
to stem the burning waters running over me like tiny
rivers down my face and legs, but at the same time I was reaching out
for the slit in the window where the sky streamed in,
cold as ether, and I could see your fat mole-fingers grasping
the dusty August air. I pressed my face to the glass;
I was calling to you- Daddy!- as we screeched away into
the distance, my own hand tingling like an amputation.
You were mouthing something I still remember, ...

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