Joyce Sutphen Door Poems

  • 1.
    I like it when they get together
    and talk in voices that sound
    like apple trees and grape vines,

  • 2.
    It was homemade and primitive,
    like pulling a tooth with a string
    and a slamming door, like taking out
    an appendix by kerosene light
  • 3.
    The image that haunts me is not beautiful.
    I do not think it will open into a field
    of wildflowers; I doubt that it will take
    wing suddenly, startling us into admiration.
Total 3 Door Poems by Joyce Sutphen

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Together 7 Time 6 Away 6 White 5 Place 4 Never 4 Beneath 3 Thought 3 Door 3 Heart 3

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O God, where does this tend-these struggling aims?
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Commanding for commanding sickens it.
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