As the annual celebration of poetry comes to an end, we’re pleased to share two poems from Mimi Herman, the North Carolina 2017 Piedmont Laureate in Poetry.
The second time we dine at the Savoy,
I wear the clothes that make my father think
I am his daughter, and perhaps the boy
He thought he’d raised will have Earl Grey to drink.
The lipstick and the stockings and the heels
Disorient my father over scones
And salmon sandwiches, and so he tells