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Nueve Preguntas (9 Questions)
When did I stop leaping through scorched-earth wildfires and blistering infernos?
Why did God put a curse upon my right breast?
Why did I think that gold rings and matrimony was a capital idea?
When did I learn that love does not conquer all? (It doesn't even conquer half.)
When did tubs of Chubby Hubby ice cream become my go-to dinner?
When did I fall from that flimsy tightrope of my own making?
When did my flaxen hair turn to sullen streaks of gunmetal gray?
When did you turn from corporeal skin to utter dust?
When did I (oh, Sweet Jesus) grow a tail?
*The number 9 in this poem is a reference to the Nine Circles of Hell in Dante's Inferno.
Cindy Hochman is from Brooklyn, N.Y. She is the editor-in-chief of the online poetry journal First Literary Review-East. Her most recent chapbook is The Number 5 Is Always Suspect, collaborations with poet/collagist Bob Heman.