It's just poetry, it won't bite


07.08.18 Posted in today's words by

Mary Ann Dimand’s most recent poem to appear here was “Invitation to a War” (June 2018)

By Mary Ann Dimand

Where is the consulate
for my country? she asked,
naming where we stood
by my reference desk. Her eyes,
anxious, drops shining
them. This is your country,
I said, no consul here. That can’t
be, she said—I’m not at home, can’t
find safety, can’t find sense
or grace. We held hands now.
When did we start? Me too,
I told her. Me too.

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