Lisa Zaran Poems
- The Men In My Dreams All the men in my dreams are ...
- Talking To My Father Whose Ash...
- How We Are Pale scrapings of people with lipstick ringed ...
- Sanctuary Of course, your songs in their bright red melodious...
- Rivers In the room where I learned how to lie, to cover my...
- The Unnameable drifts in and out of my consciousness as I ...
- The Best Thing When I drive up to Cottonwood to see you,
Lisa Zaran (born Lisa Marie Hoie, September 26,1969) is an American poet, essayist, author and artist. Best known for her poetry collection, the sometimes girl, which was published in 2004 by Inner Circle Publishing. The vignette style poetry has been studied and translated at Haupt- und Realschule Grossheide which is located in Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) in North-Western Germany. The course was taught by Frau Erdbrügger.
Born in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California to a Norwegian father, Leonhard Hoie and an American-Norwegian mother, Joan Ablett, Lisa was a middle child with two older siblings and one younger.
Zaran moved over forty times before the age of ... more »
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The Men In My Dreams
All the men in my dreams
I turn away and there they are.
Staring at me with their spotless faces.
I wish I could say
what color their eyes are
or whether they have straight teeth.
At first I think I am in love with them.
That perhaps they are my lovers.
But knowing tells me they are only there
to commit some small violence.
As they reach out with large hands,
what I want folds in on itself.
I wish to go, I long to escape,
but can not.
Just as they are close
enough to touch me,
I wake up, fists closed to reject.