Poetry Shelf Monday poem: Maeve Hughes’s ‘Understanding Transactions’

 

Understanding Transactions

 

 

Heat comes from hot things like

potatoes come from the earth

and gurgles come from babies

like birds come from trees

and I came from you

and your smiles

so many of them

came from me

and, mother, I know it.

 

 

Maeve Hughes from Horsepower

 

 

 

Maeve Hughes lives in a tall house in Wellington. She has studied Fine Arts and Creative Writing. Her first publication horse power won the 2018 Story Inc Prize for poetry and was launched in October of this year.

 

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