Martha Rhodes Featured on Poetry Daily

A poem by faculty member Martha Rhodes appears online at Poetry Daily for May 2, 2014:

I Was in the Commons Kissing, and Lucy Next to Me Kissing, Too 

Both of us under one boy or another.
That’s how we spent our senior year,
Beacon Hill, Harvard Square,
Coolidge Corner, anywhere
but Belmont, or Westwood Center.
Boylston Street for bongs—Reefer
Madness
, incense, Yardley’s makeovers,
buffalo leather toe sandals—her baby was born
with encephalocele. While I held her,
I hoped she’d die, though tried to love her,
four months, she didn’t grow—Lucy rocking her,
cooing, passers-by smiled at the handsome mother,
then frowned—small gasps—when they looked closer—

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