There is always someone who has done
unspeakable things to a child, an animal,
a room or tent or cave or car of them.
To be insatiable isn’t to be
unbreakable. You can mistake
damage for passion, the heel of a hand
slammed into a wheel for pride, a glass
ashtray heaved at an iron radiator
for pluck or verve...
Cover Page Footnote
All Mistakes Were Once New was originally published at Booth.
Miller, Leslie Adrienne
"All Mistakes Were Once New,"
Booth: Vol. 7
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/booth/vol7/iss7/3