Marilyn Taylor

(1939 / United States)

Marilyn Taylor Poems

1. Aunt Eudora's Harlequin Romance 1/8/2018
2. Subject to Change 1/8/2018
3. At the End 1/8/2018
4. Reading the Obituaries 1/8/2018
5. The Geniuses Among Us 1/8/2018
6. For Lucy, Who Came First 1/8/2018
7. Reverie, with Fries 1/8/2018
8. Again 1/8/2018
9. To the Mother of a Dead Marine 1/8/2018
10. The Blue Water Buffalo 11/24/2014
11. Home Again, Home Again 1/7/2015

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Home Again, Home Again

The children are back, the children are back—
They've come to take refuge, exhale and unpack;
The marriage has faltered, the job has gone bad,
Come open the door for them, Mother and Dad.

The city apartment is leaky and cold,
The landlord lascivious, greedy and old—
The mattress is lumpy, the oven's encrusted,
The freezer, the fan, and the toilet have rusted.

The company caved, the boss went broke,
The job and the love affair, all up in smoke.
The anguish of loneliness comes as a shock—
O heart in the doldrums, O heart in hock.

And so they return...

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