Joyce Sutphen


Joyce Sutphen Poems

1. Crossroads 1/20/2003
2. Naming The Stars 1/13/2003
3. Living in the Body 8/27/2014
4. Ever After 8/27/2014
5. How to Listen 8/27/2014
6. At the Moment 8/27/2014
7. Older, Younger, Both 8/27/2014
8. Sometimes Never 8/27/2014
9. Next Time 8/28/2014
10. The Aunts 8/27/2014
11. The Exorcism 8/27/2014
12. A Kind of Villanelle 8/27/2014
13. In Black 8/27/2014
14. Evening Angelus 8/27/2014
15. Casino 8/27/2014
16. The Exam 8/27/2014
17. The Farm 8/27/2014
18. Just For the Record 8/27/2014

Crossroads

The second half of my life will be black
to the white rind of the old and fading moon.
The second half of my life will be water
over the cracked floor of these desert years.
I will land on my feet this time,
knowing at least two languages and who
my friends are. I will dress for the
occasion, and my hair shall be
whatever color I please.

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