That summer wore black glasses Crying
Learned how to cook wouldn’t go out
In the apothecary shop
Ironing the “big people”
Shot pool under nervous sleeps
Yet owned it all,
Everything to happen
Everything that has happened
Trial day-off read aloud
Generation of photographs of somebody laughing.
Marzia Dessi is a poet, writer and teacher. She has a B.A. in Integrated Studies from Northern New Mexico College, and a M.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College.