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Despite Gravity

ISBN 978-0-9797995-0-1

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MARJORY HEATH WENTWORTH

Marjory Heath Wentworth is the Poet Laureate of South Carolina. Her poems have appeared in numerous books and magazines, and she has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the author of Nightjars (Laurel Publishing, 1995) and Noticing Eden (Hub City Press, 2003). What the Water Gives Me (Booksurge, 2002), a book of poems and monotypes, is a collaboration with artist Mary Edna Fraser. Marjory Wentworth lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, with her husband Peter and their three sons.


A Normal Life

Whatever that is.
I don’t pretend to know.

Don’t think I haven’t
tried to fold the socks

in neat pairs and stacked
the chipped blue rimmed bowls

and matching plates
inside the cupboard.

For years I have fed
the black and white dog

who barks whenever
the doorbell rings.

I filled the calendar
with important dates,

snipped daisies
blooming in the garden

beside the house, arranged
them in a glass vase

sitting in the sunlight
on the kitchen windowsill.

—Copyright 2007 Marjory Heath Wentworth

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