Friday, December 3, 2010

there is no Me

"Like the Golem, I am makeshift, lumbering.
I rattle and wheeze and my parts
are cannibalized T-birds and sewing machines,
mixers and wheelchairs, hairdryers.
My skin is the paiper-mache` of newspapers
cured with the tears of children
pregnant with hunger. My heart
is the stolen engine of an F-111.
My ligaments are knitting needles, hangers
recovered from the bodies of
self-aborted women."

~Marge Piercy


  1. this quote is beautiful,
    which book of hers is it taken from?

  2. I can't recall which book, but the name of the poem is "exodus."