Katy Lederer
A New Way to Live

I am tired of forgiving like

At night. A forum for seriousness is like

An intervention. Pleased to be cast

As a serious aid like a pretty thing to the memory.

Like a belligerent thing in the memory true.

An attachment like trees is not like

A human attachment at all.

To hear a bell ring and then put a bell in it

Is like trees that hear the sun and then

Put a sun in it like thirst.

Found In Volume 28, No. 06
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About the Author
Katy Lederer is the author of the poetry collection Winter Sex (Verse Press, 2002) and the memoir Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers (Crown, 2003).  She currently lives in Manhattan, where she works for a quantitative trading firm.