My name is Rachel Zucker and I’m gonna
read “Don’t Say Anything Beautiful Kiss Me” from my book Museum of Accidents. I
chose this poem because even though I wrote it more than 20 years ago, there
are some things about this poem that seem more true than when I wrote it all
that time ago and I love the way poems function a little bit like snapshots.
They can bring you back to the past but then when you look at them there are
also these things that you notice that you may not have remembered were there
in the first place.