Marge Piercy | Poetry Foundation
Marge Piercy was born in Detroit, Michigan, into a working-class family that had been hard-hit by the Depression...
The courage to let go of the door, the handle.
The courage to shed the familiar walls whose very
stains and leaks are comfortable as the little moles
of the upper arm; stains that recall a feast,
a child’s naughtiness, a loud blattering storm
that slapped the roof hard, pouring through.
The courage to abandon the graves dug...