Mirjam Frosth

ABOUT THE FISHMONGER’S WIFE


 

Careless is a man shucking
brides like bait mussels––
to show such indiscretion,
            to fatten so in these times.
Here is the image of a wife
in a thatched smokehouse––
she sleepwalks from fire
to fire, setting start again.
The little oily herring
come wrapped in paper,
whole, of course, or kippered,
or the headless bucklings.

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CARD

Your sunflower vase, a wedding gift,
slipped in my terrible hands.
I wish I weren’t scattered so.

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MIRJAM FROSTH
is a Swedish-American poet, photographer, and free climber. She lives in Gainesville, Florida, near a very tall oak tree.

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