Last Rites

 

for Lois Wilcken

She fled the city but rage outran her,
the dog’s teeth sliding muscle from bone.

After, the old priest called the spirits.
When the voice of her dead husband

trembled the water, it was not in prophecy,
it was to ask, How is your arm, my love?


 

Adam.McGeeAdam McGee is a Pushcart nominee whose poems have recently appeared in Bayou Magazine, Assaracus, The Delmarva Review, RHINOKenning Journal, and Euphony.  McGee is the editorial assistant for Transition and the associate editor for special exhibitions at the Harvard Art Museums. He recently completed a Ph.D. in Black Studies.  He grew up in rural Delaware but now calls Boston home. www.adammichaelmcgee.com


 

Adam McGee
Adam McGee is a Pushcart nominee whose poems have recently appeared in Bayou Magazine, Assaracus, The Delmarva Review, RHINO, Kenning Journal, and Euphony. McGee is the associate editor for special exhibitions at the Harvard Art Museums, and formerly served as assistant editor and acting managing editor for Transition. He recently completed a Ph.D. in Black Studies. He grew up in rural Delaware but now calls Boston home. www.adammichaelmcgee.com

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