The Ecphorizer

Bag Woman
Sharon Dario

Issue #41 (January 1985)

Wandering through mirror wet streets
under the moon,
her eyes empty as washcloths,
her skin sunbaked with marks
of a thousand birdclaws,
she sucks on a discarded lemon
and through layers of pockets
lines up the holes
to finger her social security check.

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Sharon Dario

Sharon Dario was a student at Oxford's Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, graduated from the University of California, Davis, where she studied English. In between writing poetry she has worked at various staff positions in the Rhetoric and Philosophy Departments at Davis, and will retire in 2007.Among her avocations she lists nature photography and bicycling.