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Author: MCHUGH, HEATHER
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Mchugh, Heather    Poet's Biography
48 poems available by this author


ACTS OF GOD    Poem Text    
First Line: My baby brother's suddenly
Subject(s): Life


ARM AND PEC (THE 2 ADILLOS)    Poem Text    
First Line: Mine was just
Subject(s): Sin


BETTER OR WORSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Daily, the kindergarteners
Subject(s): Children; Relationships; Childhood


BY FAITH NOT SIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: We cannot get / out of ourselves
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


CONSTRUCTIVE    Poem Text    
First Line: You take a rock, your hand is hard.
Subject(s): Relationships


DARK VIEW    Poem Text    
First Line: The sun that puts its spokes in every
Subject(s): Nature


DEBTOR'S PRISON ROW    Poem Text    
First Line: They let me go
Subject(s): Debt


DRY TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Killed, the sand
Subject(s): Love


ELEVATED    Poem Text    
First Line: Fifty years the butcher shop
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Time


ETYMOLOGICAL DIRGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Calm comes from burning
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


FROM THE TOWERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Insanity is not a want of reason.
Subject(s): World Trade Center Tragedy (9/11/2001); New York City - Terrorist Attack, 9/11


GHAZAL OF THE BETTER-UNBEGUN    Poem Text    
First Line: Too volatile, am I? Too voluble? Too much a word-person?
Subject(s): Self


GIG AT BIG AL'S    Poem Text    
First Line: There's a special privacy on stage
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


GLASS HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Everything obeyed our laws and
Subject(s): Buildings & Builders


HALF BORDER AND HALF LAB    Poem Text    
First Line: Customs and chemistry
Subject(s): Dogs


ID    Poem Text    
First Line: Did I? Is it?
Subject(s): Self


IN PRAISE OF PAIN    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Pain; Suffering; Misery


INSIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: In the field is a house
Subject(s): Houses


LANGUAGE LESSON 1976    Poem Text    
First Line: When americans say a man
Subject(s): Americans; Language; Play; United States; Words; Vocabulary; America


LEAF LITTER ON ROCK FACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Things are not / unmoving (or else what
Subject(s): Wind


LINES    Poem Text    
First Line: Some are waiting, some can't wait
Subject(s): Despair; Contentment; Life


MAN IN THE STREET OR HAND OVER MOUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: He claps a hand
Subject(s): Despair


MIND    Poem Text    
First Line: A man looks at his watch to see
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Youth; Schools; Family Life; Students; Relatives


MYRRHA TO THE SOURCE    Poem Text    
First Line: O fluent one, o muscle full of hydrogen,
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters


NO SEX FOR PRIESTS    Poem Text    
First Line: The horse in harness suffers
Subject(s): Animals; Religion; Theology


NOT OVER IT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: By woman so touched, so pressed
Subject(s): Love


NOT TO BE DWELLED ON    Poem Text    
First Line: Self-interest cropped up even there,
Subject(s): Graves; Death; Tombs; Tombstones; Dead, The


OF THE WOE THAT SWALLOWS HUE    Poem Text    
First Line: Among men, my dimensions
Subject(s): Relationships


PHILOSOPHER ORDERS CRISPY PORK    Poem Text    
First Line: I love him so, this creature I do pray
Subject(s): Pigs; Boars; Hogs


REMAINS TO BE SEEN    Poem Text    
First Line: We dress the boy in an orange cap


SLEEP, AFTER RAY CHARLES SHOW AND HURRICANE REPORT    Poem Text    
First Line: A storm named for a woman
Subject(s): Charles, Ray (B. 1930); Jazz; Music & Musicians


SPACE BAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Lined up behind the space bartender
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Drinks & Drinking; Wine


SPILLED    Poem Text    
First Line: The waiter dropped a tray of glassware and
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


STAIRWELL    Poem Text    
First Line: The telescope's a microscope
Subject(s): Telescopes & Binoculars; Opera Glasses


THE AMENITIES    Poem Text    
First Line: I owe you an explanation.
Subject(s): Youth; Memory; Rape


THE FATHER OF PREDICAMENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: He came at night to each of us asleep
Subject(s): Fathers; Self; Librarians & Libraries; Library; Librarians


THE MOST    Poem Text    
First Line: The dining room is empty at the country inn
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


THE OVEN LOVES THE TV SET    Poem Text    
First Line: Stuck on the fridge, our favorite pin-up girl
Subject(s): Social Commentaries


THE WOMAN WHO LAUGHED ON CALVARY    Poem Text    
First Line: Smilers, smirkers, chucklers, grinners
Subject(s): Body, Human


THIRD PERSON NEUTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Is god mad? Was christ
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


TO GO        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Bees; Plants; Beekeeping; Planting; Planters


TORNADO SURVIVOR    Poem Text    
First Line: I said the people come inside
Subject(s): Tornadoes


TWO ST. PETERSBURGS    Poem Text    
First Line: The statue turned
Subject(s): Language; Saint Petersburg, Florida; Saint Petersburg, Russia; Words; Vocabulary; Leningrad; Petrograd


U-DISTRICT INCIDENT REPORT    Poem Text    
First Line: Apparently they want your body parts. They frisk you for
Subject(s): Security Checks


UNTITLED    Poem Text    
First Line: There is much unsaid, though the edges of the said
Subject(s): Love


WHAT HE THOUGHT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: We were supposed to do a job in italy
Subject(s): Vacation


WHAT HELL IS; MARCH 1985    Poem Text    
First Line: Your father sits inside
Last Line: In hell, which has / an easy chair
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Hell; Sickness; Illness


WHAT THE OLD WOMEN SEE    Poem Text    
First Line: The baby with his heavy head keeps tipping over
Subject(s): Old Age; Youth; Mothers