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Ellen teaches creative writing and autobiography for Emeritus College, a division of Santa Monica College. She lives and writes in Malibu. Her latest book is forthcoming from Tebot Bach entitled Sacrifices Have To Be Human.
The following work is Copyright © 2015, and owned by Ellen Reich and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Physiognomy=determining character by the body
If there is no body
You and your jazzed up arm
but the doctor hasn’t a clue
as the jasmine scented rolled hose coils
the doctor hasn’t a clue
as the khaki target on under garments self-destructs
and the doctor hasn’t a clue
Valeri Beers is from Bangor, Maine. She recently had her first book of poems titled …details… published by Thomas Hill Publishing. Valeri has been writing all her life and is inspired to write by listening to music and needing to remember things. Valeri has been published in a number of print and online literary magazines including Zest literary magazine, Far Away literary magazine, The Writer’s Drawer and Kumquat Poetry. She has links to her poems on valeribeers.com and on her own poetry site. wordsoftheval2000.wordpress.com. You can also connect with her on Facebook (Valeri Beers) and Twitter (@theval2000)
The following work is Copyright © 2015, and owned by Valeri Beers and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.