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Two Poems by Eileen Myles

This week in the PEN Poetry Series, PEN America features two poems by Eileen Myles. 
 

Today

Today’s so quick
did I pick
up the shit
or didn’t
I. Worse
I’m facing
a tree
trunk
I say
class
how do we
describe
it: sparkles
shreds
of gleaming
confetti
red
blue
then a broken
cookie
and a rock
she said
(name)

She asked
me if
I wanted
to make
films

someone
tied
a ribbon
it’s pink
and fluttering
on the limb
of aforesaid
tree

I said
no
it’s too
slow


To My Flowers

Why
did you just
come and
die.

 

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