Wanda Coleman

(1946 - 2013)

Wanda Coleman Poems

1. The Saturday Afternoon Blues 2/17/2016
2. A Stonehold 11/26/2013
3. American Sonnet (35) 1/20/2003
4. Mastectomy 1/20/2003
5. American Sonnet (10) 1/20/2003
6. In That Other Fantasy Where We Live Forever 1/20/2003
7. Bedtime Story 1/20/2003

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Bedtime Story

bed calls. i sit in the dark in the living room
trying to ignore them

in the morning, especially Sunday mornings
it will not let me up. you must sleep
longer, it says

facing south
the bed makes me lay heavenward on my back
while i prefer a westerly fetal position
facing the wall

the bed sucks me sideways into it when i
sit down on it to put on my shoes. this
persistence on its part forces me to dress in
the bathroom where things are less subversive

the bed lumps up in anger springs popping out to
scratch my dusky thighs

my ...

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