Mary Karr

  • Meditatio

    In the back’s low hollow sometimes. a weightless hand guides me, gentle pressure. so I tack soft as a sailboat. (Go there) Soften the space…

  • Sinners Welcome

    I opened up my shirt to show this man.the flaming heart he lit in me, and I was scooped up.like a lamb and carried to the dim warm.I who should…

  • Who The Meek Are Not

    Not the bristle-bearded Igors bent. under burlap sacks, not peasants knee-deep. in the rice-paddy muck, nor the serfs whose quarter-moon…

  • Beauty and the Shoe Sluts

    Mother kneels at her closet of dancing shoes. to see which ones I fit -- sherbet-green. taffeta and crimson crocodile, pumps. in Easter pink,…

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Life as an Obama Impersonator

"When you think you're the president, you just act like you are above everybody else."

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Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman

You don't have to tell her how big she is. You don't need to touch her belly.

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Maine's Underground Street Art

"Graffiti is the farthest thing from anarchy."

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The Joy of Running in a Beautiful Place

A love letter to California's Marin Headlands

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'I Didn't Even Know What I Was Going Through'

A 17-year-old describes his struggles with depression.

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