Poetry

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"My Fear is a Snake" in Issue 2: Fear

3cents Magazine

November 2021

My fear does not send me flying on racing feet.

My fear does not ready me for battle with iron fists. 

This poem was featured in 3cents Magazine for their Fear issue, and was inspired by the very frightening situation of being approached in a dark place late a night.

Ocean

"i choose to be a riptide"

Moist Poetry Journal

November 2021

I am told

That because I am a woman

It is my job to yield.

This poem was featured in Moist Poetry Journal, and was inspired by comparisons between women and water - and how the similarities go both ways.

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"Tell Me The Story" in Issue 4: Folklore

Ink Drinkers Magazine

September 2021

Dear Mother,
Tell me the story again.

This poem was featured in Ink Drinkers Magazine for their folklore issue. It was inspired by old Asian stories, from the jade rabbit on the moon to the Nian monster.

Image by Zdeněk Macháček

"To The Magpies" in Issue 12: Mythological Minison

The Minison Project

August 2021

The magpies come
Once a year

This minison (14 line, 14 letter poem) was featured in Issue 12 of The Minison Project for the theme of mythological minisons. It was inspired by the Chinese tale of The Cowherd and The Weaver Girl.

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"Click Click Goes The Loom" in Issue 12: Mythological Minison

The Minison Project

August 2021

Click click goes
The weaving loom.

This minison (14 line, 14 letter poem) was featured in Issue 12 of The Minison Project for the theme of mythological minisons. It was inspired by the Japanese tale of The Crane Wife.

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"Take Heed" in Issue 12: Mythological Minison

The Minison Project

August 2021

What use is sight
If none take heed?

This minison (14 line, 14 letter poem) was featured in Issue 12 of The Minison Project for the theme of mythological minisons. It was inspired by the Greek myth of Cassandra of Troy.

Wildfires

"Wildfire"

Seedling Poets

August 2021

The fire rages.

The animals flee

And we sit in our cars

This poem was featured in Seedling Poets. It was inspired by the wildfires sweeping the western USA.

Image by Krzysztof Kowalik

"but I have no answer"

Seedling Poets

August 2021

The dog digs.

Snow flies up under its paws

Like a blizzard blanketing our windows.

This poem was featured in Seedling Poets.

Image by Nathan Lindahl

"This Chrysalis of Fire"

Seedling Poets

August 2021

I build your pyre with my hands

Just as you once built my crib.

This poem was featured in Seedling Poets.

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"no greater declaration" in Issue 2

Eucalyptus & Rose

May 2021

Our wedding vows were for sickness and health,

Prosperity and poverty, sunny days and stormy nights.

This poem was featured in Issue 2 of Eucalyptus & Rose Literary Magazine. It was inspired by a word of the day prompt for "Love".