Anatomy Tracing Outside the Lines at an Early Age
— a poem by Meg Tuite

Your mom
wore nylon nightgowns
all day

varicose veins as violent and demented
as a storm coming in

Macro Flowers

her stomach swollen with the still born
worth of her life

she always held a drink
ice cubes swirling
as she sucked down

our ignorance
of what a body
could become

crude as an oil spill
she told us to suck it up
and stop

The Poet: Meg Tuite's writing has appeared in numerous journals including MadHatter’s Review, Epiphany, The Smoking Poet, JMWW, One, the Journal, Monkeybicycle and Boston Literary Magazine. She has been nominated several times for the Pushcart Prize. She is the author of Domestic Apparition (2011) San Francisco Bay Press, Disparate Pathos (2012) Monkey Puzzle Press, Reverberations (2012) Deadly Chaps Press, Bound by Blue and other stories (2013) Sententia Books. Her blog:

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