Long Enough

Heather McHugh

Winter 2019

Caught up in parallaxes of impure
proximity, attracted to the matterworks

of you, the swerves of heft
and heat my meathooks

must, by nature, twist to just
accommodate, how ever might

my kind resist? I have
to hook, I love 

to look. 

As long as five
mere senses of you can

Heather McHugh lives on the Olympic Peninsula. She taught at the University of Washington for thirty years, and continues to take students occasionally through the MFA program at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina.

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