“Sister, Thank You” by M.G. Martin (Greying Ghost Pamphlet #47)

3 Apr

Greying Ghost is beautiful, is about beautiful, objects and pieces, stories and pamphlets. A box comes in the mail and it’s the Greying Ghost chapbook you ordered, say Plus or Minus by Weston Cutter, and you’re stoked, this beautiful (truly! truly!) handmade, map-covered chapbook, but then some more stuff shakes out, PAMPHLETS, those beautiful little sheets of paper, well-fonted, neat designs, stunning work.

One in particular, pamphlet #47, the single poem, “Sister, Thank You,” by M.G. Martin keeps shaking to the surface, to be re-read, for me myself to be re-shaken. It’s this uncontrolled, uncontrollable emphatic song, yes from grief and loss, but mainly and most remarkably of appreciation, an unapologetic and unrefined repeating, interrupting thank you.

you thank you are thank you
the thank you blood thank you
drop thank you dropping thank you
from thank you white thank you
roses thank you black thank you
fever thank you of thank you
the thank you spirit thank you
my thank you name thank you
is thank you without thank you
mouth thank you my thank you
mouth thank you without thank you
voice thank you my thank you
voice thank you without thank you
language thank you language thank you
without thank you tongue thank you
tongue thank you no thank you
you thank you

Buy a Greying Ghost chapbook and hope hope hope you get this beautiful pamphlet poem with it.

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