Marriage is not
a house or even a tent

it is before that, and colder:

The edge of the forest, the edge
of the desert
the unpainted stairs
at the back where we squat
outside, eating popcorn

where painfully and with wonder
at having survived even
this far

we are learning to make fire


– Margaret Atwood



3 responses to “Habitation

  1. Hi! Do you have a video or an audio where this poem is being read? I really need it. It’s okay if you have none. Thanks! (:

  2. Sorry but I can’t find one – there are some readings by her on YouTube though…

  3. I’ll try to check. Thanks!

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