Things I Want to Write a Poem About

Marissa McNamara

Sex (but nothing trite)
Pain (but not love)
Love (without sex)
Joy (without pain)
And red things
like cardinals and kites
and things that don’t fly but flutter
like flowers and hands
and God (but not Jesus)
because God (not Jesus)
seems like love (without sex)
but Jesus was a man. Yes,
Jesus was a man,
and there are things
I can’t write about.

JesseThings I Want to Write a Poem About

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