Best known for her fiction (The Handmaid's Tale, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake), Canadian Margaret Atwood has been writing poetry for 4 decades. She has not published new poetry since 1992... her poetry is frank and disarming. Here's one of my favorites:
MORE AND MORE
More and more frequently the edges
of me dissolve and I become
a wish to assimilate the world, including
you, if possible through the skin
like a cool plant's tricks with oxygen
and live by a harmless green burning.
I would not consume
you or ever
finish, you would still be there
surrounding me, complete
as the air.
Unfortunately I don't have leaves.
Instead I have eyes
and teeth and other non-green
things which rule out osmosis.
So be careful, I mean it,
I give you fair warning:
This kind of hunger draws
everything into its own
space; nor can we
talk it all over, have a calm
There is no reason for this, only
a starved dog's logic about bones.