American Culture · American Literature · Classic · Collection · Contemporary · Excerpt · Fragment · Passage · Poetry

Katherine Larson

There are days that walk through me
and I cannot hold them.
So I fall in love with the man in the moon.
He makes the tide uncover me. Then takes off
his glasses and explains, ‘I’ve brought you
this gift: the starkness of my hands and
the crater of my mouth.’

— Katherine Larson, from “The Gardens in Tunisia,” Radial Symmetry (Yale University Press, 2011)

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