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Kiss off : poems to set you free
Esselman, Mary D.
Adult Nonfiction PN6110.L6 K57 2003

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ContentsPage
Introductionp. xiii
Harting: When Things Fall Apartp. 1
"Love"p. 12
"Fulfillment"p. 13
"We Don't Know How to Say Goodbye"p. 14
"Worked Late on a Tuesday Night"p. 15
"Crumbling Is Not an Instant's Act"p. 17
"Thursday, 11:00 A.M."p. 18
"The Pear"p. 19
"Barbie Doll"p. 20
"The Second Coming"p. 22
Hamlet II.ii. 270-279p. 24
"Fight Song"p. 25
"Feeling Fucked Up"p. 27
"The Heart"p. 29
Hiding: When You Shut Downp. 31
"Red Onion, Cherries, Boiling Potatoes, Milk--"p. 43
"Wants"p. 44
"Returning to My Cottage"p. 45
"Hotel"p. 46
"Summer: 6:00 a.m."p. 47
"Plainsong"p. 49
"In a Hard Intellectual Light"p. 52
"A Room"p. 54
"The Fist"p. 56
"Embrace"p. 57
"Mutable Earth"p. 58
Reeling: When You Go Wildp. 61
"The Wave"p. 74
"Down, Wanton, Down!"p. 75
"To His Coy Mistress"p. 77
"The Nectarine Poem"p. 80
"Pub Poem"p. 83
"Poem (Lana Turner Has Collapsed!)"p. 86
"Equinox"p. 87
"Delight in Disorder"p. 88
"At the Gym"p. 89
Dealing: When You Face Factsp. 91
"The End and the Beginning"p. 103
"The Tropics in New York"p. 106
"Night on the Island"p. 107
"Lures"p. 110
"Waiting on Elvis, 1956"p. 112
"Those Winter Sundays"p. 113
"She Does Not Remember"p. 114
"The Dogs"p. 115
"The Layers Between Me"p. 117
"Purple Bathing Suit"p. 119
Excerpt from Paradise Lostp. 121
Healing: When You Find Yourselfp. 123
"Better"p. 134
"Petit Dejeuner"p. 135
"Not-Yet"p. 136
"The Correspondence School Instructor Says Goodbye to His Poetry Students"p. 138
"Homecoming"p. 140
"Navy Barbie"p. 141
"why some people be mad at me sometimes"p. 143
"The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm"p. 144
"Danse Russe"p. 146
"The Suitor"p. 147
"Chai 1924-2000"p. 148
Believing: When You Stay Strongp. 151
"Sadie's Poem"p. 163
"To a Poor Old Woman"p. 164
"Filling Station"p. 165
"A Blessing"p. 167
"Pied Beauty"p. 169
"The Pope's Penis"p. 170
"Immigrant Picnic"p. 171
"We Take Our Children to Ireland"p. 174
"Emily Dickinson and Elvis Presley in Heaven"p. 176
"Sister Lou"p. 178
"Here"p. 181
Afterwordp. 183
Biographies of Contributorsp. 187
Acknowledgmentsp. 199
About the Editorsp. 201


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