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Mobile Art Saturday Poetry – ‘Climate’ Meghann Plunkett

This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Climate’ by Meghann Plunkett. She is a prize winner poet, author, and currently works as television writer on various Trip the Lights and Shondaland productions.

Here she explains the meaning to this poem “As a child of a traditional woman, and growing up in New England on a small peninsula of land, I witnessed erosions of many kinds. The shoreline curbing back a few inches after each storm, the flooding of our main streets, the ways the women of my family would shrink and serve—what they would tolerate—always under the threat of disappearing. It took me years to realize that I was allowing the re-creation of my early family destruction into my own adult life. And years more to change it.”

I have matched artwork by @jules4921 – Rita Colantonio with this poem entitled ‘Missing home. I have been away from the Cape for over two months and I feel like I have been away too long. I’m missing Cape Cod bay. Three more weeks.’

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‘Climate’ by Meghann Plunkett

It felt familiar, your mouth moving 

            up my side like a gale warning. My 

                        arm calico—mammatus clouds—

            blood brought to the surface. 

Now I understand my childhood

            home. Releasing shingle after shingle

                        into the brutal air. Our front door 

            torn and flat in the yard. Violent 

gusts whipping through the marshes—

            the back of your hand. 

                        Of what I have unlearned

            this was the hardest. 

One sandpiper singing 

still, desire does not 

                        have to leave you



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