House of the Tomato

If a woman wants to be a poet, she must dwell in the house of the tomato. -- Erica Jong

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Table of Contents

Here’s the TOC. The poems are wide-ranging, representing the different phases of a woman’s life. Maybe too wide-ranging? I thought the uniting premise could be being female. But maybe that’s not strong enough? I’m stuck. So any thoughts appreciated.

Flaming Pajamas...7

Anniversary...9

Surrender...10

Spoons...11

Family...12

My Sister Really Sick...13

Seeing Red...15

How to Forget...17

Arc of Its Back Breaking...18

I am the Rooms I have Ever Smoked...19

Blessing...21

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Beware of Cuteness...23

Bumper Sticker...24

Prayer...26

Terrible Mother... 27

Immovable...29

Gender Bias...30

Whisky Trail...31

Swing...33

Portal...35

Wetsuit...36

Born...37

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New World...39

Frontier...40

Deep into the Design...42

I See the Face of Nefertiti in the Face of a Lawn Ornament... 44

Frogs Singing...45

The Theory of Grass...46

Canoe...47

Bury the Dishes...48

My Peri:scope is Sick...49

I Know This Heart...50

Dear Self at Thirty...52

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House of the Tomato...54

Monkey Business...55

Zoo Day...57

Haircut...58

Games We Play...59

Lifesaving Lessons...61

Portage...63

Hula...65

Reading Music (aka Hot Pants)...67

Slow Dancing...68

Being a Woman isn’t Easy...69

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