Maryann Corbett

Washington, D.C. / United States
Maryann Corbett
Washington, D.C. / United States

Poems

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1.
Asparagus
God of Roman gardens, obscene Priapus,
is that you? now risen in green and purple
thick-stalked rigor, here in the bed prepared for
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2.
Finding The Lego
You find it when you're tearing up your life,
trying to make some sense of the old messes,
moving dressers, peering under beds.
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3.
Holiday Concert
Forgive us. We have dragged them into the night
in taffeta dresses, in stiff collars and ties,
with the wind damp, the sleet raking their cheeks,
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4.
Terzanelle For The Pilgrimage To Rosedale
A ritual for the year about to turn:
We drive off, ceremonious, under a dark
star-pricked and clear. A tinsel-curl of moon
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5.
After Epiphany: Side Street
A leaden matins. Up the block,
the scattered crows voice disapproval.
A tow-truck groans: someone has fallen victim
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6.
Resurrection Blues
The racks at Goodwill, they're packed with wedding dresses.
Salvation Army, stacked with those sad white dresses.
Old dreams dropped at the curb. Post-breakup messes.
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7.
The Restaurants Of Frogtown
Left everything. Left Laos in '78.
Followed a husband following Vang Pao.
Moves briskly; brings a customer his pho;
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8.
From The Third Storm Riddle: Hurricane
Sometimes, working at the world's surface,
I must roil waves, must wrangle currents
to force the flood-waters' flint-gray spate
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9.
The Panhandler's Tale
I could decide to credit the old stories—
Greek myths, saints' legends—that he's a god in mufti.
That the warm fragrance of alcohol on his breath
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10.
Dreams Of My Teeth
Bug-eyed again. I'm awake in the grip of my clenching and grinding
teeth. And once wakened, my jaws lock down on the notion of death.
Yes, they were always connected, teeth and mortality, even
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