Summer 2014 • Vol. XXXVI No. 3 Poetry |

Tuna and a Play

Tonight we are having tuna and a play. Earlier, I picked grasses with J. Blue grass, pink grass, silver grass, we each carried a bouquet. I asked J if she was glad to be human— J, are you glad to be a human? but she couldn't say, she walked through the grasses for what seemed like a day, I thought I saw her face turn gray but it was no more than a moment in a very nice day— and tonight we are having tuna and a play.

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Mary Ruefle is the author of the forthcoming book Trances of the Blast (Wave Books, 2013), Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures (Wave Books, 2012), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and Selected Poems (Wave Books, 2010), winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has published ten books of poetry, a book of prose (The Most of It, Wave Books, 2008), and a comic book, Go Home and Go to Bed!, (Pilot Books/Orange Table Comics, 2007).

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