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What name do you write under?
In what part of the world do you live?
I live in Salem, MA, USA. I lived in South Korea for several years and saved up enough money while I was there that I could have started a life anywhere. I considered moving to Germany or Chicago afterwards, but Salem is my Ithaca. It’s a small, touristy town on the ocean with a community of artists, which includes some of my greatest friends and worst enemies. I need the friends to inspire me and the enemies to keep my competitive edge.
It also has a lot of little pockets of nature for hiking, fantastic diners, is close to NYC, Boston, and Vermont, and…
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His arm wraps around you
Lifting your shirt
I saw it through the car window
I shouldn’t have looked
Romance novels and poetry
Turn away from me also
Leaning into the passenger’s seat
When I am feeling at my most pedestrian
And talks about the mass of black inkiness in the sky
And the bold, bright pinpricks
The salty sea which reflects its image
Bouyant but too dangerous for drinking
His hands, wandering
The hot, flushed pink
And leans away from the sturdy
Sort of solidness
Of scheduled dinners and bill payments;
My safe haven
The sky, to me, resembles
The suffocating leather
Of your jacket
It smells processed
With the brassy, white plastic
of political pins
If I had to do romance again
This poetry collection has a beginning, middle and an end. It covers two months’ worth of misadventures in the life of an embittered and slightly arrogant young woman who decides to quit her job to become a poet out of spite after being called a few choice names. Sometimes you will like her, sometimes you may not. Sometimes you may laugh or cry or want your money back. But life’s not very fair that way, now is it?
This is a coming of age story, and that age is almost thirty …