The Daily Palette Vintage


My childhood body was perfect:
It could fit into corners
all rolled up or fly
recklessly from the seat of a swing.

My woman's body is wily. It sits chewing
my resolute neglect, then flings
it out, all over my upholstery.

The Daily Palette Vintage

The Daily Palette is pleased to introduce its new Project Coordinator, Jennifer Erixon.

During the month of February we will feature selected artists and works from the Palette's archive.


This poem was chosen for Poetry in Public 2008, sponsored by the Iowa City Public Art Program. Poetry in Public celebrates Iowa City's rich literary tradition and local writing talent by displaying poems by writers of all ages in city buses, a downtown kiosk, community centers, and the public library.

Iowa City Public Art Program site

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on June 06, 2018

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