American Life In Poetry
May 28, 2020
I love poems that delightfully offer voices for otherwise mute things, and I like what the following cash register has to say about her life and times. This poem is from Maria Nazos' chapbook, Still Life, from Dancing Girl Press & Studio. For the past two years, Maria has been our graduate assistant at American Life in Poetry, during which time she's had a good deal of success with her own poems, including a recent publication in The New Yorker.
Cash Register Sings The Blues
This isn't my dream-job. As a young sheet
of steel and plastic I dreamt of being melted
down into a dancer's...