Title

Three Poems

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The doctor asks where it hurts.

With the tip of a borrowed pen you trace the absent rib,

that Biblical scar, tickle the edge

of the raised ridge, a vacant dune between

land and sea just below your left breast—

like asking where pleasure starts,

where whiskey settles, when you first knew

his hand in your heart.

Publication Date

2011

Keywords

prayer narrative

Disciplines

Creative Writing | Religion

Comments

"Three Poems" was originally published at On Earth As It Is.

Image by Matthew Simmons.

Three Poems

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