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Amanda Moore

Amanda Moore

Amanda Moore's poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies including ZZYZVA, Cream City Review, Best New Poets, and Mamas and Papas: On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting. Amanda is a high school teacher and lives by the beach in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco with her husband and daughter.

Anniversary Declaration

That there is a bed
the same shape as a calendar square—
each day begins and ends in it,
marks on a page.

That the bed
is the shape of windowpane, too,
passthrough and portal: transparent
and without privacy.

That the bed is a small box
and we a pair of earrings, tarnished
but bejeweled: cottoned together,
neither touching nor tangled.

That the bed is a field of flower
and grain, beauty which is
sustenance: romp and frolic
and play and seed.

That the bed is a field
is a scrimmage is a boundary:
two teams, opposition
and for someone to win, the other—


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