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“This is no lake, / it's a flat blue egg. We peel / its shell and climb inside / like four spoons looking for the yolk.”
“... little fish, / you kick and dart and glide / beneath my ribs / as if they were your private reef.”
“How I love the blazing dailiness / of this world, the way my shoes / wear down their heels in the same spot / each year; the gene-print of freckles / on my children’s cheeks, the plain truth / that dust-balls breed, regardless; / the unmade beds and other signs / of absent domesticity, the late-night hum / of the furnace pumping out its heat, / even the knots in my shoulders / I’ve known since childhood.”
Ethna McKiernan, U.S. poet
Full name: Ethna Maeve McKiernan.