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Lisa Zaran is a poet and the author of seven collections including Dear Bob Dylan, If It We and the sometimes girl. When not writing poetry, she fills her days in Maricopa County jails where she facilitates outreach to women seeking substance abuse treatment and support. She resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
The following work is Copyright © 2015, and owned by Lisa Zaran and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Divinity Trailer Park, Ridgecrest
My sisters and I were madly in love with a half black,
Taller than the other boys his age, displaying early the signs
So silver that when the light struck them in a certain way
It was all we could do to not die right in front of him,
Spending our days on poetic imagination, romantic inclination,
each one more beautiful than the last. I couldn’t decide.
but not really knowing what I would do with him.
where not only were there enough Rafael’s to go around
Jan See King
I write now from Pasadena, California after having lived in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania and California. I write to remember people, places resources, to heal the planet and its lovely people. You will find my poems published in Bravo Magazine for Poets, Lummox, Poetry and Paint, The Poe Commemorative, Timeless Voices Anthology and elsewhere. I won from the International Library of Poetry the Editors’ Choice Poetry Award.
The following work is Copyright © 2015, and owned by Jan See King and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
40 feet high-no escape