Sunday, June 13, 2010

Magdalena Zurawski

[The dumb dog comes home]

I had by noon
gone down
to the bank

‘Fool’ I thought
she could count
me out
of my hands

my face at least
will be
my own
I thought

I will
know me
by the mouth
that feeds her

Magdalena Zurawski's novel The Bruise won the 2008 Lambda Award for lesbian debut fiction. Currently she is working on a manuscript of poems. She lives in Durham, NC.