Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Quote

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pp. 2-9

Contents

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pp. ix-x

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xiii

From Dusk to Need: 25 Years of Flume Press Chapbooks, edited by Casey Huff (Chico, CA: Flume Press, 2010): “Four-Year-Old Invents a New Curse Word” (there titled “Godshit”), “In Gratitude for a Southern Baptist Upbringing,” and “In Which I Forgive My Mother Her Intentions”; Improbable Worlds, an Anthology of Texas and Louisiana Poets, edited by Martha Sherpas (Houston: ...

Preacher’s Daughter

In Gratitude for a Southern Baptist Upbringing

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pp. 3-4

“Louie’s: Home of the Veggie Omelet”

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pp. 5-6

Eva/Ave at the National Gallery

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pp. 7-8

In Which I Forgive My Mother Her Intentions

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pp. 9-10

Preacher’s Daughter

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pp. 11-14

Contralto Recitative with Angel Chorus

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pp. 15-16

The Holy Ghost Develops Binge/Purge Syndrome

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pp. 17-32

The Holy Ghost Attends Vacation Bible School

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pp. 18-33

The Holy Ghost Tries Out for Little League

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pp. 19-34

The Holy Ghost Moves to Kilgore

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pp. 20-35

Church Schism: Every Body’s Got to Be Some Place

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pp. 21-36

Four-Year-Old Invents a New Curse Word

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pp. 22-23

The Holy Ghost Designs the Perfect Woman

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pp. 24-25

Why the Groundhog Fears Her Shadow

Changing Weather Patterns

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pp. 29-44

Shining

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pp. 30-31

The Center Cannot

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pp. 32-33

She Begins with the Sky

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pp. 34-49

The Child Born

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pp. 35-50

The Dream Runs On

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pp. 36-37

Color of the Moon

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pp. 38-53

The Heads of Old Dolls

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pp. 39-54

Groundhog’s Prayer of Petition

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pp. 40-55

Why the Groundhog Fears Her Shadow

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pp. 41-42

How Two Became One Again: Sestinas’ Work Done

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pp. 43-44

Winter’s End

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pp. 45-60

Staying at the Willard

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pp. 46-48

Parish Courthouse, Cameron

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pp. 49-64

Woman in the Middle

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pp. 50-65

The Castle of Either/Or: a fairy tale

The Castle of Either/Or

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pp. 53-58

Daughter’s Fealty

Continental Divide

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pp. 61-62

Steam Calliope

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pp. 63-67

Bass Fishing with a Hulapopper

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pp. 68-74

Roundball

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pp. 75-79

“My Father Will Have Two Dozen on the Halfshell”

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pp. 80-95

Notes

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pp. 81-82