Re-read: Let’s Not Begin by Maggie Smith (Guernica, 2016)

When you have a poem go viral in the way Maggie Smith did, two things tend to happen. One, the poem (in this case “Good Bones”) becomes a culutural touchstone popping up all over social media in various forms. Two, the rest of your work increases in profile (again, deservedly so).

From the June 2016 issue of Guernica, here’s “Let’s Not Begin” written and read by Maggie Smith.

Let’s Not Begin