Michele Bachmann

Michele BachmannI want to see this film
and I want to read this book.
She is the anachronistic subject
of the poem, the woman

in the oil painting
making love to crabs.

I’m a little girl
alone in the dark,
but I’m not afraid
because I’ve never met the rapist.

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Hanna Elson is a poet and a songwriter from New York. She attended SUNY New Paltz's Creative Writing program. Her work has recently been published in Stirring, filling Station and Magpie Magazine.

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