Call Me Pier

I have just returned from a visit to my pier
Often I am permitted to return to my pier
For a long time I would go to pier early
So much depends upon a pier
This is an old pier
I celebrate my pier, and what I assume . . .
I had a pier
There is a certain slant of pier
On woman's first disobedience, and the pier
Christmas won't be Christmas without the pier
I wandered lonely as a pier
Pier was spiteful
This is just to say I have eaten the pier


Published by The Backwaters Press, 2007.

"Call me Pier" by Susan Firer from Milkweed Does Strange Things to People, published by The Backwaters Press. Copyright 2007 by Susan Firer. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Source: Milwaukee Does Strange Things to People: New & Selected Poems 1979-2007 (Backwaters Press, 2007)