“Habitation,” Margaret Atwood

Marriage is not

a house or even a tent

it is before that, and colder:

the edge of the forest, the edge

of the desert

the unpainted stairs

at the back where we squat

outside, eating popcorn

the edge of the receding glacier

where painfully and with wonder

at having survived even

this far

we are learning to make fire

2 Comments on ““Habitation,” Margaret Atwood”

  1. If marriage is not a house or a tent, might it be a “fixer-upper”???!!!

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