Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

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Jane Eyre’s Daughter

I kept thinking I was Jane Eyre’s daughter. I suspected my mother really wanted a son. Fascinated with attics I foraged through chests with breakable locks filled with baptism gowns, sniffed among moth-balls for matchboxes from exotic pool halls, hints of adoption papers. I kept thinking I was Jane Eyre’s daughter, trying to find myself in the travel section of the library searching for a honeymoon in Katmandu. St John […]

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