10/12/2011

Pain is carried out of the wrists, breasts

Watered from
touch

Its central hook

But the aggregate
Line of me

Still
Is stealth bent.

BIO:

Anne Marie Rooney's first book, Spitshine, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press. She has won the Iowa Review Award, the Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, and the Amy Award, and been featured in the Best New Poets and Best American Poetry anthologies. Born and raised in NYC, she currently lives in New Orleans.
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