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Bookmark This: Everybody Has a Heartache by Joy Harjo


 
Poetry magazine’s March issue is filled with innovative pieces. You’ll find new works by poet Joy Harjo (2013 PEN Center USA Literary Award Winner for Creative Nonfiction) and Franny Choi, who recently read at the Dirty Laundry Lit: TERMINAL, presented PEN Center USA at AWP 2014. You can also find powerful works by Natalie Diaz, Danez Smith, and more. 
 
Everybody Has a Heartache: A Blues

"In the United terminal in Chicago at five on a Friday afternoon
The sky is breaking with rain and wind and all the flights
Are delayed forever. We will never get to where we are going
And there’s no way back to where we’ve been.
The sun and the moon have disappeared to an island far from 
anywhere.
 
Everybody has a heartache—“ Joy Harjo
 

Read the rest of Harjo’s poem and the rest of the issue here.