Tag: Katherine DuVal

Marlboro Reds by Katherine DuVal

I had just filled my head with cement, grey and cracked already under the pressure of, “Please, please, my parents are asleep— Don’t make any noise.” I shut my lips…
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A fourteen line poem on potential motherhood by Katherine DuVal

1. I have been an empty carriage 2. Sunflowers wild in their vases and fields 3. Little feet running up and down the Walmart aisle 4. Shaking, the window frame…
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A Highway Pantoum by Katherine DuVal

Buses are lonesome beasts. When there’s snow outside, the quiet is deadly. Once, I was small as a strawberry seed— The lines on the road slowly faded away. When there’s…
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The Moth and the Fish by Katherine DuVal

  I wrapped my son’s birthday gift In the cellophane of moths’ wings. It is fragile as the skin on his eyelids, As the chiffon of my wedding gown.  …
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No Words by Katherine DuVal

You wanted so badly to show me All of your brain tissue on that couch Sticky with tears on the television as It moved in the wind in front of…
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