Pin It

Poem: Sober Party, Morning After 

SOBER PARTY, MORNING AFTER

We found them on a fence that we pass on our way to Los Angeles
Dresses that tumble all the way to the dirt
With sleeves that hug our wrists
Under the skirts rage whirlwinds of flyaway dust
That stick to our soap-smoothed legs
And make us feel
Like we should be in shower stalls right next to each other
Laughing through the plastic walls
Laughing as the sandstorms rise
And douse our dresses
And sting our thighs until we can no longer feel
The cotton skirts that we never knew
Flew up in the back when we ran

Speaking of...

  • Greg Brown at Towne Crier
  • Greg Brown at Towne Crier

    Greg Brown performs at the Towne Crier in Beacon on January 13.
    • Jan 1, 2017
  • Modfest at Vassar College
  • Modfest at Vassar College

    Don't miss Vassar's Modfest running from January 26 through February 5.
    • Jan 1, 2017
  • Poem: Deserted Garden

    A poem by 8 year old following a writing prompt: “Your soil is only rocks and glass...”
    • Jan 1, 2017
  • More »
  • Poetry edited by Phillip Levine.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Hudson Valley Events

submit event

Latest in Poetry

Hudson Valley Tweets