Deborah Hauser

Self inflicted Gaunt spare laid bare
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FALL 2011

Deborah Hauser
VERSIONS
If you were the wolf, herding sheep
& I was your mother — but you are mother
& I am red-spanked naughty. Once

(upon a time) there was grandmother’s.
I was undeveloped woods.
I thought you were the huntsman,

but you were red well water.
I courted you with russet-tailed
highlights. Mother would not be

outfoxed. She put up a stoplight –
at the intersection of Park & Desire,
I am the wolfmother & the wolf & the wolf-

master of your gaunt hunger. Together,
we are frothed moonlight, rabid,
without ancestry.

 

 

Deborah Hauser is the author of Ennui: From the Diagnostic and Statistical Field Guide of Feminine Disorders (Finishing Line Press, 2011). Her poetry has been published, or is forthcoming, in The Wallace Stevens Journal, The Pedestal Magazine, Oberon, and -gape-seed- (Uphook Press).

 

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