• 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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