Eileen Myles

(1949 - / Cambridge / Massachusetts)

Eileen Myles Poems

1. Sympathy 1/13/2003
2. Our Happiness 2/20/2015
3. Each Defeat 3/22/2012
4. An American Poem 3/22/2012
5. Movie 3/22/2012
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Sympathy

She's rubbing his shoulder
and he's reading about
Western birds. There's a scoop
of light just above my knee

it resembles the world, the one I know
a layer of smoke spread thin, a shelf

my mind returns again &
again to the picture
you gave me. In pain.
I'm holding the receiver
in Denver some woman making
human eyes at me from her
blue seat, but I later
conclude she's crazy

I'm helpless, rushing back to fix the
"h," how can I help you

I think we tried this long enough
our cure
we would save us from everybody
else, we ...

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