• Secret Life of Seamstresses

    A seam is not a fold

    Wholeness of a single history,
    Cut on the bias between
    Domestic lives and secret souls.
    Translucent patterns stitched in pairs
    Trace irregular borders, turning eyes inward
    Among rows of machines, thread and bobbins
    Twists of silk, knots of embroidery, scents of love.
    The secret lives of seamstresses
    In those factories, those offices,
    Binding words and sentences.