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Contributor Series 4: Aspects of the Elephant, Ladies Get New Names When They Marry


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Contributor Series 4: Aspects of the Elephant
Ladies Get New Names When They Marry
By Frank Cavano

Ladies get new names when they marry.
Sighs and smoking thighs bring forth one,
then another. But one dies in the war over
there and another in the wars over here.

Oh, my love, let us wipe away these tears,
          lock our loins and love away
          the Night ’til someone comes
          to give you back your name.

Frank Cavano’s poems Flight and Questioning have appeared at vox poetica in 2009.



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