Poetry Less Than Daily

Strong Poems. Beautiful Poems. Tough Poems. Poems w/ the F-word. Poems less frequent than before but no less kick-ass.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Gina Myers

The Answer

This is all I ask for—to exist. You’d think
I’d want more, you’d think I’d desire

understanding. But I am glad the earth revolves
around the sun how it does. I am glad

the earth’s rotation axis is tilted 23.5 degrees
from the sun how it is. You’d think more—

You’d think never enough, never enough.
You’d think somewhere else. But no,

these words have nothing more to offer.
You’d think no,no. You’d think naughty girl.

You’d think for Christ’s sake.