Hailey Leithauser

All’s Fair

Flak jacket is the new black.
What’s yours is mined.
Had we but girl enough and crime…
Can’t we once just balk?
I knew a woman lovely
when she’s stoned.
What did she know
and when did she
blow it? Absence makes
the heart go wander.
Out of sight is out of range.
Sauce for the goose is a bender.
Any port in every storm,
or what’s a heaven for.

Hailey Leithauser is the author of Swoop (Graywolf, 2013.) Recent publications include Agni, Field, The Gettysburg Review, Poetry and The Yale Review.