March 5, 2017

A Poem by Monique Hayes: "Undone"

Monique Hayes' poems and short fiction have appeared in Heart: Human Equity Through Art, Prick of the Spindle, District Lines (Politics & Prose), Midway Journal, Touch: the Journal of Healing, The Literary Nest, and Revise the Psalm: Works Celebrating the Writings of Gwendolyn Brooks. She received her MFA from the University of Maryland College Park.


you can't thread together
the meaning of
my dropped eyes
and uncoiled backside
if you proudly place
purl stitches of degradation
with needles of suggestive words
and don't ever pause
your nimble fingers
to consider my soul's measure.

© Monique Hayes

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