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Alice Friman

Alice Friman has published five collections of verse, the most recent of which is Driving for Jimmy Wonderland. She lives in Indianapolis.

Two Poems

Alice Friman, 22 September 1994

Flying Home

after a visit to my mother

What did she ever want but to clean house, sing like Pavarotti with a rag? New slipcovers, face at the bottom of the silver bowl. Then suddenly, the magician drops a handkerchief and the body wanders, too small for its skin – her head, a summer melon in my hand. Five feet four to five feet nothing – the great vanishing into a pair of house...

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