Monthly Archives: July 2009

Einstein Admitted His Mistake in 1929

The wind stirs the heat
like a pot
of rotten underpants boiling
and the tree
across the field
is a woman in silhouette.
Her hips are still
but she’s shaking
her hair, stretching her neck
in slow circles.
The universe
has no edge.
It expands as the stink
of garbage
in this heat except
nobody knows
when it might snap back.
If it ends,
it’s not so bad.
We’ll go one
by one or all
at once.
The houses on this block
look the same
and the neighborhood
would be desolate
if not for the children
and the American
flag raised 25 feet, waving
like a virgin
homecoming queen, chain
clanking dutifully
the silver pole
on which
it hangs.

LiteraryMary is Back

There are a lot of really cool things going on this month, too.

First off is the premier of ‘Don’t Call Me Plath – Twelve Outstanding Women of the Small Press‘.

Our Ping Pong for the month is between Father Luke and Jenifer.

Another important announcement is our second call for submissions.

Lastly, LiteraryMary has a new Facebook page.