Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Friday, May 6, 2011

Poetry Friday: Chronic Illness: Paper Gown

Paper Gown

by Lorie Ann Grover, 2011

xray, utrasound, catscan
height, weight, wait
rubber, paper, steel
pick, poke, prod
count, click, compile
stab, suck, siphon
mumble, scribble, grumble
slice, suture, stitch
conjecture, culture, call
consult, advise, strategize
define, prescribe, confine
swallow, hope, pray
xray, catscan, mammogram:
stalking cells
of me
in this earthly dance.


Anonymous said...

Right to the core!! WOW! hugs...

Little Willow said...

Sending you strength.

Erin said...

ahhh. this nails it. *hugs*

Ms Peach said...

Paper Gown-reminds me of Paper Roses. You need to listen to Natalie Merchant's "Wonder"

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thank you, Ms. Peach. Just listened and found it wonderful!