What the Neighbors Know

What the Neighbors Know In WHAT THE NEIGHBORS KNOW, Melanie McCabe Traces The Disintegration Of A Marriage And The Loss Of A House Lived In For Decades The Poems Explore Not Only The End Of A Relationship, But Also The Deep And Personal Attachment That People Form With The Home They Live In Here Also Are Poems About A Childhood Home And Of Days Spent As A Young Mother In The House That Must Now Be Sold Throughout This Profoundly Honest Collection Are Love Poems Written Not Only To A Husband, But To A Parent, A Child, And Even To A Beloved House Itself In The Title Poem, McCabe Alludes To The Limited View, The Fragmented And Incomplete Stories Our Neighbors Form As They Bear Witness To Only A Part Of Our Lives And Never To The Complete Truth Here The Reader Glimpses That Truth, Sees Beyond The Blinds, The Closed Curtains, To Find A Woman Living A Life That Many Will Recognize As Their Own. We are the publisher, so all of our authors get five stars from us Excerpts GOINGS AND STAYINGSWe could not pack the ghost and bring her with us the not fully departed attach to houses notto people It was not to us that she returned, butto her room, the air in it that she had not yetfinished breathing, the body she had left rockingin the chair lit by a known moon This is why,when my grandmother lifted the quilt, slidinto the bed my mother had taken as her own,she said not a word, did not even glance ather daughter This is why when my mother turnedon the lamp and called, Mama, no one was therewho could answer back And so my mother roseand sat all night in the bright and humming kitchen,waiting for us to wake and make her feel real again,to hear this story that made a lie of that heaven storyI d taken as true My mother lived beside her ownmother for another ten years before we boxed thatold life and drove away the garden behind us heavywith blue hydrangeas, one window gleaming with latesun to mark a room that was not yet tenantless.IMPERATIVESRepot the plant on the kitchen sill It has outgrownthe soil you gave it, and its roots hurt Note howthe longer runners have forgotten which way to goand strain now for the tap or the dishwater Snapthem out of their misery Save what you can.Wipe the dust from surfaces Unstack so youcan move without topple or dodge Scour what sstale with wind that smells of juniper and snow.Open windows even to zero and claim its sting.Hang word

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  • Paperback
  • 74 pages
  • What the Neighbors Know
  • Melanie McCabe
  • English
  • 12 November 2018
  • 9781938853463