Blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsFall 2018  Vol. 17 No. 2
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from Kyrie
a selection of eight untitled sonnets set during the 1918 influenza pandemic

 [Dear Mattie, You're sweet to write me every day]
 [When does a childhood end? Mothers]
 [This is the double bed where she'd been born]
 [All day, one room: me, and the cherubim]
 [Thought at first that grief had brought him down]
 [How we survived: we locked the doors]
 [Dear Mat, For the red scarf I'm much obliged]
 [Once the world had had its fill of war]

Kyrie was originally published in 1995 by W.W. Norton & Company.