April 9, 2008
Demetria Martínez — “You Didn’t Believe Me”
You Didn’t Believe Me
When I told you about the other man
Any more than you believed
The day I announced that the moon
Was created when a swath of earth’s
Mantle was shorn away in a cataclysm,
An asteroid, you don’t believe
In cataclysms, don’t believe me
Capable of discovery, of publishing
The very first paper, a new day opening like a switchblade.
I did it, the skeptics crucified me.
Baby, I turned the doorknob like a telescope
And walked into another man’s room.
—Demetria Martínez, 2002