ii

the night the marriage ended,
i cleaned the whole house
and conceived your life as a virgin.
i will need another marriage
to avoid what I’ve been missing.
i need new cups plates and bowls;
what I was appears to be broken.
i loathed you with a special love.
once I filed for bankruptcy.
everyone wants to be me,
so you told me.
life squatted giving birth.
i wiped off the blood,
spent the evening watching television.

Mary Kasimor is both a poet and a visual artist. She has never considered herself a visual person and only began creating visual art in 2013. However, she has been writing poetry for many years, and her work has appeared in many literary journals. She also has several collections of poetry published. Her most recent collections are The Landfill Dancers (BlazeVox Books, 2014) and Saint Pink (Moria Books, 2015).

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