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Michael Waters

Spring 2003

Erotic Roman Antiquities

By Michael Waters

Naples for Mihaela   Even in the museum we held hands—  like those schoolchildren  sporting yellow tees & blue bandannas,  each clasping a partner, noisy little clones  steered away from […]

Spring 2003

Wedding Dress

By Michael Waters

That Halloween I wore your wedding dress, our children spooked & wouldn’t speak for days. I’d razored taut calves smooth, teased each blown tress, then—lipsticked, mascara’d, & self-amazed—shimmied like a […]

Spring 2003

Miserere

By Michael Waters

We’re bathing together when Alina kneels in steam to reveal crimped flaps of skin, drawn shades the surgeons have fashioned: system of pulleys worked by little metal wheels screwed into […]