Mary Jo Bang's 'Two Nudes' on PoetryNow
I was working in a bookstore and as an antidote
to the twin torment of exhaustion and boredom,
one day I went with friend on a walking tour.
We made it as far as Berlin and there I met the
man I would move with to a boarding house, then
to furnished rooms in the flat of a civil servant,
and from there one morning in January to the
Registry to be married. [...]
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