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April 11, 2008

A Poem To Start Your Weekend

Eliza Griswold's debut poetry collection, Wideawake Field, will be released in paperback later this month, and the word is that she'll be contributing a blog post or two later this month. (From Mogadishu, no less, a location that I suspect has more to do with her other job as an investigative journalist.)

I thought it might be nice to head into the weekend with a snippet from her poem Wisdom Teeth, which I just stumbled across while looking at the very cool Verse Daily website.

Wisdom Teeth

We're too young for this discourse of ex's—
        ex-habits and yearnings for why
nothing fits as it did in our dreams,
        neither horrific nor wonderful.

You can read the whole poem here.



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