from One Love Story, Eight Takes by Brenda Shaughnessy (2008)
One version of the story is I wish you back—
that I used each evening evening out
what all day spent wrinkling.
I bought a dress that was so extravagantly feminine
you could see my ovaries through it.
This is how I thought I would seduce you.
This is how frantic I hollowed out.
Brenda Shaughnessy (2008)