IF AMY WINEHOUSE by Linda Ravenswood

if Amy Winehouse sang the James Bond theme song / and if her teeth were set in her head just right / and if she didn't have that kernel of Coke hanging off her nostril / and if her body had been able to exist / in a way she could eat food and not feel she had to throw it up / for work / to be heard / to say / please / if she could live and sing her gift / her creed / so it was regarded as meaningful enough / instead of a body / adrift / bearing unsung songs / flag of the artist / and another name on the list / of girls / who can't rewire history / or translate love / and opportunity