Tag Archives: Julia Bonadies

I Want to Write a Poem to Celebrate

after Maria Mazziotti Gillian my grandmother’s brain, and the few things it forgets. The rotating library full of acquired cataloged knowledge, memories, random family artifacts, bits of trivia, recipes for food, and remedies for healing yourself. The names of anyone … Continue reading

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Ms. Hollis’s Room

My gray Converse, warped, falling apart— trudge through Cape Cod sand in the last days of September, the tarnished toes, permanently speckled with periwinkle paint that matches the freshly coated walls of Ms. Hollis’s hilltop homestead in the West Virginia … Continue reading

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Things to do when you’re homeschooled

Order painted ladies off the internet and watch them grow from caterpillar, chrysalis, cocoon, fly, die. Metamorphosize than photosynthesize, pollination is sexualization. Dissect the diagrams of daffodils. Unfold yourself in the white clawfoot tub and wait for stimulation. Soap-on-the-tongue condemnation. … Continue reading

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I Want

after Kim Addonizio I want an unkempt home. I want it big and busy. I want a door that’s never locked. I want a welcome mat worn down to threads. I want to follow footprints through my kitchen, and find … Continue reading

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