Martha Rhodes

 


     Poems By Dana Levin

     Ars Poetica

     Techno

     Letter to GC

      

 

Ars Poetica

 

Six monarch butterfly cocoons
            Clinging to the back of your throat—

 

            you could feel their gold wings trembling.

 

You were alarmed. You felt infested.
In the downstairs bathroom of the family home,
            gagging to spit them out—
 

                       and a voice saying, Don’t don’t

 

 

 

From WEDDING DAY (Copper Canyon Press, 2005)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
         
    Poetry Center Reading:
    Fall 2010