Describing an arc from childhood to middle age, the poems confront the brutality of everyday existence, from suicide to domestic violence to murder, but also celebrate how we reach for hope, so elusive and so necessary.
The Traveling Salesman’s Wife
On Mondays you drive off to your other life;
I lie in bed and wonder if you have another wife,
in Pearson, or Baxley, or Florida somewhere,
waiting up as I do, Wednesday and Friday nights . . .
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Published by Texas Review Press