“The Lovers” by Timothy Liu

Timothy Liu


I was always afraid
of what might get

revealed in a psychic’s
Forgive me
for not knowing
how we were

every card in the deck.

from Rattle #43, Spring 2014
Tribute to Love Poems


Timothy Liu: “When I was a freshman at UCLA in 1983, I checked out Sylvia Plath’s Ariel from the library and settled down by the pool at the Sunset Rec Center. By the time I got up, I knew I wanted to be a poet. Or as Robert Lowell famously put it in his introduction: ‘To play Russian Roulette with all six cartridges loaded.’” (web)

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