Michele Madigan Somerville

Poet, Teacher

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Poems for Mothers’ Day

They needed time to get the hang of it.
They needed official lactation expertise.
They needed me to stroke
their tongues in a flattening motion.
They needed to attain gestational age.
They needed a stubborn Irish Molly
at the helm of Operation Mammary.
They needed the bitch
attached to the hooters

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I’m working on a book-length essay about teaching lately. Interested in a peek? Check out Bored-o-Ed

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Links to poems

Check out these poems online:
“Beatrice,” Mad Hat
“M.I.L.F.,” The Nervous Breakdown
“From Gods’ Mouths to My Ear,”
Fickle Muse
“Bodies of Water,” in Pagan Place

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