Anne Carson
God's Woman

Are you angry at nature? said God to His woman.

Yes I am angry at nature I do not want nature stuck

up between my legs on your pink baton

 

or ladled out like geography whenever

your buckle needs a lick.

What do you mean Creation?

 

God circled her.

Fire. Time. Fire.

Choose, said God.

 
Found In Volume 25, No. 01
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Anne Carson
About the Author

Anne Carson is a Canadian poet, essayist, translator and professor of Classics.  She was a 1998 Guggenheim Fellow. and in 2000 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. She has also won a Lannan Literary Award.