O my Love sent me a lusty list, Did not compare me to a summer's day Wrote not the beauty of mine eyes But catalogued in a pretty detailed And comprehensive way the way(s) In which he was better than me. "More capable of extra- and inter- Polation. More well-traveled -rounded multi- Lingual! More practiced in so many matters More: physical, artistic, musical, Politic(al) academic (I dare say!) social (In many ways!) and (ditto!) sexual!" And yet these mores undid but his own plea(s)(e) And left, none-the-less, the Greater Moor of me.
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February 15, 2013
Olena Kalytiak Davis is the author of two
books of poetry, Shattered Sonnets,
Love Cards, and Other Off and Back Handed Importunities
(Bloomsbury/Tin House, 2003), and And Her
Soul Out Of Nothing (University of Wisconsin Press, 1997). She practices law and lives in Anchorage, Alaska.