What I really meant to say is that I am tired.
Beauty can demand so much.
Sometimes, I wish only to lie down in black earth,
swim to sleep.
Kate Waldman was born in Washington, DC, and received a BA in English literature from Yale University. She won a Gordon Barber Memorial Prize for poetry in 2008 and Yale’s Theron Rockwell Field Prize in 2010. In addition, her first published poem, “Afterword,” won First Place in Narrative’s Second Annual Poetry Contest. She lives in DC.
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