Recent poems by Patricia Clark appear in Michigan Quarterly Review, Plume 5 (anthology), and Old Northwest Review. A poem from The Canopy was featured on Verse Daily. And she has poems forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Dark Matter, and Valparaiso Poetry Review.
Self Portrait in a Pew with Sisters
Young enough to believe
the lineup of us in polished shoes
meant power. Only later, seeing
a wink or two —
is your family Catholic? Spring dresses,
white gloves to the wrist, and hats —
we learned how to sit, how not
to yawn. A girl's life
of patience, decorum, hem, skirt, bodice, slip.
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