Take Nothing With You

Take Nothing With You

by Sarah V. Schweig


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ISBN-13: 9781609384579
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Series: Kuhl House Poets Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Sarah V. Schweig is the author of the chapbook S. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, BOMB, Boston Review, HTML Giant, the Iowa Review,Tin House, Verse Daily, the Volta, West Branch, the Winter Anthology, and elsewhere. She currently lives in New York City.

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The Abandonment
A man I once loved has built a mountain.
You’re avoiding something, I say when I’ve climbed to its crest.
That’s a projection, he says, repairing the thatched roof on his modest hut.
You’re projecting that I’m projecting, I say, Because your parents were psychoanalysts.
I sit down in the plastic grass, which he’s woven leaf by leaf into the turf.
You’re using description of a moment to avoid what’s really at hand, he says.
But I live for my art, I say. I don’t have anything else.
You had me once, he says, and you still said that.
When I ask if he would like to go swim in the Lake of Remembrance,
he says, Don’t change the subject. When I ask what I can do to help, he says,
Here is a shovel. The mountain never brought him happiness. The mountain never
brought him peace. Now we will bury the ash of our teachers. On this we could agree.

Table of Contents


Brighton Beach,
Ex Machina,
Karma Academy,
Quelle Night,
Red Bank,
All the Masks,
Primordial Life,
The Sound of Running Water,
The Lovers,
The Abandonment,
Lonesome Heaven Interval,
The Audit,
After Catullus,
To a Daughter,
Thinking Machines,
Stories (II),
Sunset District,
After After Catullus,
Contingencies (II),

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