I have had a poem, Ms Suburbia, published in Salon Style: Fiction, Poetry & Art.
Edited by Brian Centrone, Salon Style is an e-book of work by writers, poets, and artists, in diverse genres such as Gothic/Horror, Sci-Fi, Women’s Lit, and Americana.
It really is a very eclectic mix of voices, and I’m proud to have been included.
The book, which will normally retail at $3.49 for a kindle edition, is free for its first week out in the world. You can get yours here, but you have to get in before the 21st of November.
What a tame beast she has become, idling
in the paddocks of her family’s unmade
beds and mountainous dishes
circumambulating, endlessly, the dead heart
of this domestic poppy field; pausing
with lost purpose to pick up
some thing here
place it there —
in abstract justification
of an involutionary existence.
Look: see how she is
wiping grime from surfaces and
framing frozen memories and
harmonizing dissonance and
feeding feeding feeding
(those who will never be sated)
while deep inside, covertly she is
self restrained by sedatives and
spurred to life by stimulants and
lured to the end of day by the promise
of the darkling hours in which to unfurl
her monstrous might and play —
(what desperate play!)
O what a noble
beast is man
O what a cowed
beast is woman —
tethered by the whim
to her most