Marge Piercy

(March 31, 1936 / Detroit, Michigan)

Marge Piercy Poems

1. Barbie Doll 1/1/2004
2. To Be of Use 1/3/2003
3. A Work of Artifice 1/3/2003
4. What Are Big Girls Made Of? 1/3/2003
5. For the Young Who Want To 1/3/2003
6. The Friend 1/3/2003
7. The Woman in the Ordinary 1/3/2003
8. Always Unsuitable 1/3/2003
9. The Cat's Song 1/3/2003
10. Winter Promises 1/3/2003
11. My Mother's Body 1/3/2003
12. Implications of One Plus One 1/3/2003
13. Colors Passing Through Us 1/3/2003
14. Belly Good 1/3/2003
15. Attack of the Squash People 1/3/2003
16. The Morning Half-Life Blues 1/1/2004
17. To the Pay Toilet 1/20/2003
18. The Neighbor 1/3/2003
19. Toad Dreams 1/3/2003
20. Traveling Dream 1/3/2003

The Neighbor

Man stomping over my bed in boots
carrying a large bronze church bell
which you occasionally drop:
gross man with iron heels
who drags coffins to and fro at four in the morning,
who hammers on scaffolding all night long,
who entertains sumo wrestlers and fat acrobats--
I pass you on the steps, we smile and nod.
Rage swells in me like gas.

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