The Northville Review
an online literary journal

Sarah Blake

The world that opened,
as if Kanye were Hades and Taylor, Persephone,
and we all believed in the Greek myths and traveled back
in time to save her, to have our say, shake a fist.
I mean, everyone, just everyone, asks if I’ll write a poem
about the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
What deep hole in the Earth is this?

About the author

Sarah Blake lives outside of Philadelphia, PA with her husband and son. Her poetry has appeared in the Boston Review, Witness, The Awl, and Sentence: a Journal of Prose Poetics. She is at work on a collection about Kanye West.