Commingling

by Susan Kinsolving

It's wonderful how you tease out the woman's fragility; how she transmuted her deep emotional anger at being betrayed by her husband into a cynical "righteous indignation" that transcends not only his physical death, but hers also.

I love the puns--"ash blond", "fiery redheads", "no salt tears in Lake Michigan"----low blows for a serious poem about revenge!

Hot women
Fiery redheads & ash blondes
Commingling

Like he had a say-so after his death and the audacity to expect that he did.

The power in this poem is resurrection—fresh water—a new birth—the last word, if you will.

I felt a kinship with each word. Thank you.


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