More Sides Than the Moon

Christmas, 1997 / No. 1

I have more sides than the moon

more currents than a river.

Haven’t you noticed

as I walk toward you,

a hundred limb image

constantly flexing and refolding?

Susan Swan lives in Sussex-Ulster. She is the author of Stupid Boys are Good to Relax With (Somerville, 1996) and The Wives of Bath (Knopf, 1993), which was adapted into the 2001 film Lost and Delirious. Last updated summer, 2002.