Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Tuesday poem #455 : Maw Shein Win : Thought Log #19




I visit my therapy horse once a week.

Loquat soup, badger prey.

Wipe them down with iodine.

Fawn corral, porch render, wardrobe blood.

Our intimate bubble island.

What they refer to as temptation bundling.

Daisy chains for sale.

You’re a something burger.

Shutterstock thrills, banister motif, creek ballots.

We unpack our elegance armor.

Is emptiness a placeholder?

Competitive landscapes, distilled manifestos.

The streams are disappearing.

How we find ourselves in metaphor quandaries.

Poppy icing, hair weapon, chubby rain.

The delicate trumpets have arrived.





Maw Shein Win’s poetry chapbooks are Ruins of a glittering palace (SPA/Commonwealth Projects) and Score and Bone (Nomadic Press). Invisible Gifts: Poems was published by Manic D Press in 2018. Win is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito, California (2016 - 2018). Her full-length poetry collection Storage Unit for the Spirit House (Omnidawn) was longlisted for the 2021 PEN America Open Book Award and nominated for a Northern California Book Award for Poetry. She often collaborates with visual artists, musicians, and other writers and was a Spring 2021 ARC Poetry Fellow at UC Berkeley. mawsheinwin.com

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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