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I am a Northern California resident with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. My poems have appeared in West Trestle Review, West Marin Review and Wild Violet Online Journal.

Poetry is an extension of my libido; it makes manifest a deeply complex, unknowable and thereby God-like drama known as human experience. Poetry stalks, illuminates, makes erotic and makes vivid, synthesizes, stimulates, is democratic and above all, it seeks beauty and truth.

Poetry Copyright 2013 Kaitlin Deasy. All Rights Reserved.

A Story About the Body, Robert Hass

“The young composer, working that summer at an artist’s colony, had watched her for a week. She was Japanese, a painter, almost sixty, and he thought he was in love with her. He loved her work, and her work was like the way she moved her body, used her hands, looked at him directly when she made amused and considered answers to his questions. One night, walking back from a concert, they came to her door and she turned to him and said, “I think you would like to have me. I would like that too, but I must tell you that I have had a double mastectomy,” and when he didn’t understand, “I’ve lost both my breasts.” The radiance that he had carried around in his belly and chest cavity – like music – withered very quickly, and he made himself look at her when he said, “I’m sorry. I don’t think I could.” He walked back to his own cabin through the pines, and in the morning he found a small blue bowl on the porch outside his door. It looked to be full of rose petals, but he found when he picked it up that the rose petals were on top; the rest of the bowl – she must have swept them from the corners of her studio – was full of dead bees.”

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