Mary Karr


Mary Karr Poems

1. Loony Bin Basketball 7/2/2015
2. Field of Skulls 11/23/2015
3. Requiem For The New Year 12/11/2015
4. All This and More 4/6/2016
5. County Fair 4/6/2016
6. The Grand Miracle 12/7/2015
7. A Perfect Mess 3/5/2016

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  • John Noonan (11/22/2017 2:24:00 PM)

    Just her poems! !

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Best Poem of Mary Karr

A Perfect Mess

I read somewhere
that if   pedestrians didn't break traffic laws to cross
Times Square whenever and by whatever means possible,

the whole city
would stop, it would stop.
Cars would back up to Rhode Island,
an epic gridlock not even a cat
could thread through. It's not law but the sprawl
of our separate wills that keeps us all flowing. Today I loved
the unprecedented gall
of the piano movers, shoving a roped-up baby grand
up Ninth Avenue before a thunderstorm.
They were a grim and hefty pair, cynical
as any day laborers. They knew what was ...

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