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Opinel
Poems
Rebecca Gibson

Bauhan Publishing



Contents

• • I.
• Opinel
• In Flagrante
• The Oysters Kept Their Thoughts to Themselves
• No One Threw Anything Except Sound
• Gift
• I Was Not One of Them
• Keep That Band-Aid On
• Bright Beach, in Red Sandals
• At Recess, Our Saddle Shoes
• Jephthah's Daughter •At the Audiologist's
• She Took to the Bed and Stayed
• Silent in the Face
• Stink of Dog
• Useless Now
• They Drank Whiskey in the Fifties
• Her Razor Like Her Mind
• Proximities Just Out of Reach
• II. Once in Orgeval
• Calfskin Was Calf's Skin
• Say Again
• Mirror
• Ode to the Rock in Front of Me
• Ode to the Rhododendron, Early Winter
• Midwinter Rhododendron
• Blank-Eyed at Me in the Window
• Yearning
• But Do Not Only "Weep," Take "Heart"
• Steadily the River
• Santa Catalina
• Shedding
• Up from the Earth the Air Is in Cups, My Hands
• My Mouth, the Ego
• III.
• Ayurvedic Massage
• Coconuts
• Incognito at the Grocery
• Known Gods
• Meenakshi, the Fish-Eyed Goddess
• The "O!" Palm
• Since
• Meenakshi in Starbucks' Mermaid
• In a Field of Slender Green
• Mushrooms
• Global Warming
• On the Connecticut
• After We Flared
• Those of Us Who Are Alive
• Flight After Death
• Then
• It's Only Raining
• The String That Is
• Notes
• Acknowledgments

Sat, 2 Dec 2017 14:43:02 -0500