Invitations to the past —
and to the 1002nd night.
Blank country politics —
exquisite poetics – smile!
Men, women, and ghosts —
two august queens for a day.
Kinky how the sky fell down —
inside novel little girl soldiers.
God by herself in western art —
Sarx, Our Lady of All-Who-Sing.
She becomes lifetime musings —
a girl poet’s blow-out, ka-ching!
Off-season at the world’s edge —
family deserts, atomic daughters.
Cartography illustrates minions —
normal streets, moveable islands.
Filled with hard iron grace notes —
anyone can make heaven on earth.
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Poet: Susan Powers Bourne
Source: Work titles by Brown,
Duhamel, Greger, and Henry
Process: Pick and mix cento