view cart menu separator categories menu separator faq
advanced search
categories  > dancing girl press books > chapbooks: authors D (21)
The Circus of Forgetting / Barbara Duffey
 

The Circus of Forgetting / Barbara Duffey

Price: $7.00 add to cart     
Feedback: 86.96%, 3127 sales Ask seller a question
Shipping: US-Mainland: $2.00 (more destinations)
Sales Tax: Illinois: 10%
Condition: Brand new
Payment with:
dancing girl press, 2013
$7.00





Barbara Duffey is an assistant professor of English at Dakota Wesleyan University. Her poetry has been published in Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, Best New Poets 2009, and elsewhere, and her nonfiction has appeared in CutBank. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Utah, an M.F.A. from the University of Houston, and a B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Southern California.


Dolly Shepherd on the Wing

I am the one-woman Splendid Grace Death-Defying Flying Sex Wonder Show.
If you step right up, I’ll fall right down. Parachutes pray to Air.

Objects fall to earth at one same rate because God loves all His children equally.
Air Resistance, heathen queen, pushes up against our Lord.

Nylon’s buoyant ply will slow me up, hold me steady, sport science like a badge.
I will fall in love with you and it will be the death of me. I am in control.

From the biplane, land looks like hazard glazed with faith; my partner and I fall freely.
I saw her die, dragged over barn roofs. I jump and don’t know.

I invent the tandem jump to save the next one’s life, grasp her in my arms, fall as one.
I stop when The Voice says, “Stop or you’ll die.” Instead, I love.

To say The Voice was right would be a fallacy.
Why she was dragged and I was not—Right now, I am all I know.













******
Other Products from dulcetshop:View all products
radio ocularia / kristy bowen (limited edition)
$12.00
s dusty lavender half slip
$15.00
Spindrift / Laura Madeline Wiseman
$7.00
Stacy Kidd / About Birds
$7.00
What We Love and Will Not Give Up / Emily Hockaday
$7.00
vintage costume jewelry headband
$18.00
Midheaven Leo / Laura Carter
$7.00
A.E. Loveridge /  Poems for Business Travelers
$7.00
Julia Cohen / The History of A Lake Never Drowns
$7.00
Kim Gek Lin Short / The Residents
$7.00
Last Updated: 16 Dec 2014 13:55:35 PST home  |  about  |  terms  |  contact
Powered by eCRATER - a free online store builder