Thirst by Eva Maria Saavedra
Winner of the 2014 PSA Chapbook Fellowship
Thirst by Eva Maria Saavedra, selected and introduced by Marilyn Hacker.
Edition: 500 Copies of the winning books were printed by the Prolific Group and designed by Gabriele Wilson.
Think of me as I was before,
blurred white space. How it bothered
you to look at me. Reach out in search
of a brush, though you lose your vision
as a woman loses change—through a small rip,
a surprise collection hidden within the lining of a purse.
Layer the paint, green on top of green, brown
on brown. It's like serving a loved one food,
always adding more, though they ask you not to.
Show me that this has nothing to do with sight,
that memory is enough for us.