From the poem “Intimacy”:
“…the woman choked, low and raspy
it never occurred to me not to dance
for the dumb tumble of luck
I trusted nothing but my back pocket
there came a still moment–
we were closer than lovers who part,
sure of their bodies
he reached for me and I for the knife
like a play worn out, I knew I would reach inside him
and rope us together: we understand this mauled world…”
Carrie Cutler is a student in UNM’s MFA program and a teacher of Creative Writing. She has read for KUNM’s Spoken Word Show and during Women’s Day celebrations. Her most recent publication will be out August 1st of 2010, for Contemporary American Voices.
You can find her on Facebook or request more information on Carrie from the guild.