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A Poem By Rae Armantrout

Sockets You feed yourself frothy maple Greek

mousse whip. Each bite a virgin.

Promiscuity and sloth no longer sins

after what you've done.


Or you have perfect understanding

of past events which no longer

seem unjust. Your “Oh”

a sphere, a song.


But in the afterlife,

roots rip from your sockets,

new brains in their tips,

scouting for water

Rae Armantrout's most recent books of poetry are Just Saying (2013) and Money Shot (2011). Versed (2009) received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She teaches at the University of California, San Diego.

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