Along with Pompeii, the smaller but wealthier Roman town of Herculaneum was buried and preserved when Mt. Vesuvius erupted. Here it speaks.
“If god is unjust | the world is a prison with no reward.”
Rhyme and repetition create an atmosphere and a personal energy.
Life and death are the symmetry of nature.
The poet contemplates the death of a stranger.
The poet uses the metaphor of an ear of corn to describe her parents’ divorce.
A poem contrasting a person’s true identity with the expectations of others.
The poet shares five personal experiences linked by a sense of uncertainty.
An abstract image of intimacy.
Contrasting the pain and the dignity of aging. “Working and sweating in the afternoon sun, | Old man joints aching and creaking, | Dust floating up and onto his old jeans…”