Vassar Student Review

Vassar Student Review


By Tatum Phillips

The woman you lost, 

who will always be dark-haired

is impossible not to want. 

I’m forever a child looking 

out my window at the night sky.

Don’t you wonder sometimes? 

I’ll tell you everything. 

I won’t change. 

The old man said the woman must 

obey the law. 

The meaning of becoming a 

historical subject. 

But I’ll touch the world 

with bare hands. 

Even if it burns.


*Found lines from Tracy K. Smith poems: “Don’t You Wonder, Sometimes?”, “I Don’t Miss it”  “Interrogative”.

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