IN OUR OWN WORDS, FALL 2010
THE LITERARY JOURNAL FROM BURNING BUSH PUBLICATIONS


Poetry, I Say, A Sickness
Lyn Lifshin

and he says dancing is too,
how for months he taught
45 lessons a week. I
think how poetry soothes,
how poetry numbs. I
can be who I want
behind the words: stripper,
Madonna, belly dancer,
thief. He puts on a hat and
he's Fred Astaire, Valentino.
No one sees me shaking
as I get up to read but
I pull it off. But in his arms,
I'm still dreaming back -
wards to that plump
girl wanting to be asked to
dance, terrified if it
happened I couldn't follow.
"Writing poetry is so hard"
he says. "I love it." "Dancing
as you do is so hard, it's
what I'd do if I could do
anything so beautifully" and
leave out the rest of what
I'm thinking






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