Collaborative Portrait: Uncertainty


Pull your shirt down.  Chin up.  Cock your head to one side

or another.  Come around a little.  Shirt down.  Hand on

your hips.  Do you have pockets.  Drop that hand

down.  Walk around a second loosen

up.  It’s not a smile word.  It’s not serious

or matter-of-fact.  What’s that.  More

matter-of-fact again.  Chin up

a hair again.  It’s all about questioning

here.  Let me try to act like I feel it.

About clairedonato

Claire Donato lives and writes in Brooklyn, NY. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in the Boston Review, Black Warrior Review, Fou, and Harp & Altar. She is the author of a chapbook, Someone Else's Body (Cannibal Books 2009). Claire graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008 and is currently completing an MFA in Literary Arts at Brown University.
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