I Wonder If I Need the Rapture or If I Could Just Swallow A Catastrophe and Call It Good by Kelli Russell Agodon
“In a perfect world, we would slow dance / with someone we love” — Kelli Russell Agodon
"I peeled / a banana. And cursed God—His arrogance, / His gall—to still expect our devotion / after creating love."
"One day I stopped in a lobby for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres / and ever since, the life of this world has seemed still."
"But sometimes, I swear I hear it, the wound closing / like a rusted-over garage door, and I can still move / my living limbs into the world without too much / pain