Dailies 5/7/17: dreams, teenage love, an unsympathetic mother, & Marilyn Monroe imagines her life as menu items at Schrafft’s


Susan J. Erickson – Marilyn Monroe Imagines Her Life as Menu Items at Schrafft’s 


Tomato Aspic 

I was an abandoned passenger, my father
a train departed before I was born. My mother’s
mind softened like aspic unmolded on a warm plate.
She took to wearing a nurse’s white uniform

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Gary Soto – Time with You

We’re thirteen, almost fourteen,
And so much in love

We want the years to pass—
Clouds roll at super speed, rains fall,

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Josephine Yu –  My Mother Demanded Gratitude

Bone-ache signaled growth,
height a sure thing.

Hiccups? The lungs’ desire
to fulfill their contract with the body.

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Helen Hunt Jackson – Dreams

Mysterious shapes, with wands of joy and pain,
Which seize us unaware in helpless sleep,

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