come back you fucking sea

The women let the tide go out
              which will return    which will return
  the sand   the salt   the fat drowned babies
  The men ran furiously
              along the banks of the estuary
  screaming
              Come back you fucking sea
  right now
              right now

                                         -Grace Paley

3 thoughts on “come back you fucking sea

  1. Jilly says:

    thanks that is awesome

  2. [...] The third time, I just copied out one of my favorite poems from the collection: Come back, you fucking sea. [...]

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