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Diane Elayne Dees
Diane Elayne Dees’s poetry has been published in many journals and anthologies. Diane also publishes Women Who Serve, a blog that delivers news and commentary on women’s professional tennis throughout the world. Her chapbook, I Can’t Recall Exactly When I Died, is forthcoming from Clare Songbirds Publishing House. Visit Diane on the web here.
The following work is Copyright © 2019, and owned by Diane Elayne Dees and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
The Chemistry of Bloom
In the summer of magic, the ground glowed.
Kate Falvey’s work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Plume, Little Patuxent Review, YellowMedicine Review, and the Stony Thursday Book. She’s published one full length collection of poems, The Language of Little Girls (David Robert Books) and two chapbooks. She edits the 2 Bridges Review, published through City Tech/CUNY, where she teaches and serves as an associate editor for NYU Langone Medical Center’s Bellevue Literary Review.
The following work is Copyright © 2019, and owned by Kate Falvey and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
When the brackets – left bottom corner,
Down the line, she,
She – this Midge or Marge, Lou Ann, Loreen –
She’d show us what do, her words in check,
Even then I knew
After each shift, my hands were scabbed
We saved our paychecks,
The lady line boss had a twitchy eye
Geri, Joan, Dotty, Marge, Marie –
First published in: Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trump’s America,