18 May 2020

Poem of the Week: 'Exes at Lunch' by Roxy Dunn

Posted by the Bookshop

Roxy Dunn's second pamphlet, Big Sexy Lunch, came out last month from Verve Poetry Press and is available here.

Exes at Lunch

It ought to be encouraging:
proof of love’s stability

but the past becomes disturbed
the kinder feelings persist

pulling laughter and light until
the old disappointments are forgot

The frayed tether’s return is unexplained
why in this safe embrace our arms serve

up everything lost, and not gained