Are All the Break-Ups in Your Poems Real?
If by real you mean as real as a shark tooth stuck
in your heel, the wetness of a finished lollipop stick,
the surprise of a thumbtack in your purse—
then Yes, every last page is true, every nuance,
bit, and bite. Wait. I have made them up—all of them—
and when I say I am married, it means I married
all of them, a whole neighborhood of past loves.
You can read the last seven lines of the sonnet here.
Another fun poem by Nezhukumatathil is her found poem made up of lines from emails she got from high school students, hence the title:
Dear Amy Nehzooukammyatootill,
(a found poem, composed entirely of e-mails from various high school students)
You can read that one here.
It's great to be back to Poetry Friday after about five weeks of hiatus. Today's roundup is here. Enjoy lots of wonderful poems!