Dear Marina

Love this Rumpus Late Nite interview with Beth Bachmann, which poses a lovely prompt--my response to which...

Dear Marina,


I tried this cleanse you know with simple foods

From my desk there is a view of woodpeckers

riding the bare tree / my bare body stood

in Brentwood during formative years


There was a hot tub in the woods

where Mercury spilled / It was an 

experiment with food 

is all, not really a diet


but it got me back in touch 

with something internal

I would only try to detox

my memory bank


to end the yearning

for Brentwood / to end the yearning

for that feeling of forming

you get when you are thirteen