Soften and Melt

By Alicia Ostriker b. 1937 Alicia Ostriker
the man made me soften and melt
said the old woman

the bee made me shiver like a rag
said the dark red tulip

the bitch made me push
said the dog

Source: Poetry (February 2011).


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Poet Alicia Ostriker b. 1937

POET’S REGION U.S., New England

Subjects Relationships, Men & Women

Poetic Terms Free Verse