a bird / falls off / a balcony / panicked grasping / fistfuls of / air
I was wrong
please I was
wrong please I
wanted nothing please
I don’t want
Monica Youn, "Palinode," from Blackacre. Copyright © 2016 by Monica Youn. Used with the permission of Graywolf Press, www.graywolfpress.org.
Monica Youn is the author of Blackacre (Graywolf Press, 2016). She teaches at Princeton University and lives in New York City.
Date Published: 2016-09-30
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/palinode