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.
A girl whose father makes the dark unsafe tries to find normality in the light.
A man ruined by the Depression makes one final grasp at the life he once led.
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…”