SWWIM publishes, celebrates, & promotes women, women-identifying & Femme-presenting writers through a Miami-based reading series & the online poetry journal SWWIM Every Day.

Marriage by Susan Bruce

A couple of dogs

barking,

the same three stars

 

their bright

and dauntless

voices

                                   

dessert still     

left on a plate

in the kitchen sink

 

trees

agreeably

one foot in the grave

 

a pile of clothes

like a boulder

at the foot of the bed

 

where I

stayed awake

and waited for you.


Susan Bruce is the author of the chapbook, Body of Water (Finishing Line Press, 2015). Her poems appear in Barrow Street, 805, december, YesYes Books, No Dear, Finery, Dirty Chai, LunaLuna, WSQ, and Inquisitive Eater. 

Nominations for Bettering American Poetry

Astaghfirallah. May Allah Forgive Us. by Anjuli Sherin