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Elaine Equi

Three Poems

Reading Antoinette May’s Pilates Wife: A Novel of the Roman Empire
Over Someone’s Shoulder on the Subway


Snakes undulated above her head. She tried to close her heavy eyes.

                                                             “Did your husband drink it?”

Reading Alison Plowden’s Lady Jane Grey: Nine Days Queen Over
Someone’s Shoulder on the Subway

            good deal of one another
            daily intercourse
            friendship having developed

            exchange of gifts

                                     taffeta

                                                 pregnant and sumptuous

                                                 attentive                royal

’till I were weary of

Reading Brisingr by Christopher Paolini Over Someone’s Shoulder on the Subway

1.

“It is not my place to tell you this,”

                                      “There are only four dragons

                                                            and an egg left.”

2.

Still alive

             Bewildered

Unstopping the decanter

“Protecting her?”
“From what?”
“From you?”

“Do you still have your heart of hearts within you?”


     
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