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MEGHANN PLUNKETT

 

 

 

meghann plunkett

Meghann Plunkett is a New York City based writer and performer. Her work has been published in magazines including The SHOp, Simon&Schuster’s anthology Chours, The Paris-American, and Muzzle Magazine as well as a Pushcart Nominee. She is a co-founder, producer and performer for the show Kiss Punch Poem – an official selection at the Chicago Improv Festival, the New York City Poetry Festival, the Hawaii Improv Festival and the Boston Comedy Arts Festival. She enjoys computer programming, poetry and you.

 


 

 

 

Shortlisted in the Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition

 

 

Eve

 

was the first dissatisfied woman. Pulled out

of the side of a man she had no choice in loving,

 

she was the first thing to be born out of blood.

A divine c-section, she was the reason for the first

 

scar. Every night when Adam pushed between her legs,

Eve would look up at the stars and run her hand along

 

the smile-shape, thick on his torso. She hated to watch

him bathe in the river, the way it would bend and stretch

 

when he leaned down or turned to look around. It kept her

from sleeping, knowing it was there, breathing. It isn’t easy

 

being so close to the wound that you came from, which is

why we have so much trouble looking into the eyes of our

 

mothers. And it wasn’t an accident, the apple. Women know.

We know what we’re doing when we bite down.

 

 

 

©2014 Meghann Plunkett

 

 

 

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Three poems by Meghann Plunkett at The Paris-American

'Long Distance Larceny': a poem by Plunkett in Muzzle Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

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