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FIRST MEMORYby Timothy Liu

My mother in a stupor,
stumbling down

the hallway in panties
soaked in blood—

My mother in a stupor,
stumbling down

the hallway in panties
soaked in blood—

my hand leading her
back to bed.

 

 

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About Timothy Liu

Timothy Liu
Timothy Liu is the author of eight books of poems, most recently Bending the Mind Around the Dream’s Blown Fuse. Translated into ten languages, Liu’s journals and papers are archived in the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library. Liu is a Professor of English at William Paterson University and lives with his husband in Manhattan. Read more at www.timothyliu.comuf.com.