The Sweetest Revolutionary by Jessica Care Moore

BOMB 59 Spring 1997
Issue 59 059  Spring 1997

It seems so romantic and cute to get started
But I need to finish my next book
Containing complete thoughts not part-time wants
Knowing Marvin Gaye died the night before his birth
Is why I hurry and you worry that my life work may kill me
Before you ever get a chance to kiss my face
When I really just need my voice hugged
My spirit loved
And a little time to work being a woman
Into my busy schedule …
No one will know we really want to fly south for the winter
With the rest of the black-eyed birds.
 

Read more from the Brooklyn Moon Café Poets portfolio, compiled by Zoë Anglesey.

Related
Language as Hex: Gracie Leavitt Interviewed by Lindsay Turner
Livingrycover

The poet on her new collection and what it means to mess with, fuss with, break, and refresh language.

from The American Museum of Water by Natalie Diaz

A recording plays from somewhere high, / or low, through the falling dust-light: / I can’t tell you anything new about the river— / you can’t tell a river to itself.

The Cabin by Brenda Coultas

coffee cups / stirrer sticks / napkins and cookies / on the tray top / satellite tv / an office in the air

Originally published in

BOMB 59, Spring 1997

Featuring interviews with Tim Roth, Amy Hempel, Emmylou Harris, Matthew Ritchie, Wallace Shawn, Christian Wolff, Gilles Peress, Kendall Thomas, and George Walker.

Read the issue
Issue 59 059  Spring 1997