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)