Kate McNairy

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Love All Swept Up

It doesn’t
matter—Artwork by Gene McCormick
I was born
without eyes,
living in
gray light,
in darker
in the universe.

I married
light to light—
you to me.
I wore
a purple sash,
you wore
a yellow flower,
in our blue sky.

The light
came on time—
I smile
in my skull,
love all swept up,

I taste you,
feel your eyes.


Kate McNairy has been published in magazines including Word Thursday, Chronogram, and California Quarterly. She attended the New York State Writer’s Institute summer program at Skidmore where she worked with Campbell McGrath and Carolyn Forche.