Ivy Alvarez’s Mortal

fish hooks
Ivy Alvarez
  
door crack look
my mother’s open mouth
the smell of ink
 
seaweed crush
between my toes
her side wound is a gill
 
weeping
for lost oxygen
and the time
 
before it got caught
 
 
 
from Mortal (Red Morning Press, 2006)
  
Visit Ivy’s website.

4 thoughts on “Ivy Alvarez’s Mortal

  1. christine

    I just got this one in the mail. I ordered it after Jill and Carolee’s Poem thingy with moth. She has such a delicate way with words, doesn’t she?

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