Louise

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Frannie Lindsay

 

She was here, no she was
really here. She had taken her shoes off,
sat down at the foot of your bed, hand on
your peace-white hand,

her picnic basket and sleeveless blouse;
and it was the seashore, she could still bear
to look at food;

and the sun had come back
for her hair, and it filled your room,
a braid gone quiet; and you were the camera
she smiled for.

Frannie Lindsay’s sixth volume of poetry is forthcoming from Cavankerry Press in 2020. Her work appears in Best American Poetry 2014, The Atlantic Monthly, The Yale Review, American Poetry Review, Plume, and many others. In 2008, she was awarded the Missouri Review Prize. She has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.