Hysterical Cake | Amy Baskin

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Amy Baskin’s work is currently featured in Kai Coggin’s Wednesday
Night Poetry, Pirene’s Fountain, Friends Journal, and is forthcoming
in Pilgrimage. She is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, an
Oregon Literary Arts Fellow, and an Oregon Poetry Association prize
winner. When not writing, she helps run literary arts programs
including Fir Acres Writing Workshop at Lewis & Clark College.



I am the anxious child at the window
the lover checking police logs
the mother scanning gps

I am the shrugging wallflower
the dweller at mail slots
the naysayer

I am the reader of horoscopes
the editor impervious to fact and fiction
the upholder of fraud

I am the weeper of salt which mummifies hope
the bleeder of iron seeds into toilets or new life
the skeptic of proofs

I am the one who catalogues the death of gods
the wounder, the wounded
the godhead