Note from the Editors

 

   SEEING RED 

    ENDU(RED) ADMI(RED)
    DESI(RED) WONDE(RED)
    RUMO(RED) ADO(RED)
    ENAMO(RED) INSPI(RED)
    DISCOVE(RED) SAC(RED)
    HUNGE(RED) WONDE(RED)
    EXPLO(RED) FEATU(RED)
    AUTHO(RED) SEA(RED)
    DA(RED) UNCENSO(RED)
    SOA(RED) ADVENTU(RED)

 

 

    


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The sunlight leaves you slightly stoned.
          Liar. You were never high.

You have whippet thighs, you say.
         
Well. I grimace and allow
         
this may be so.

You eat oatmeal at breakfast for energy.
You drink coffee to ward off headaches.
          So far, so good.

The shy curve of your back?
         
You were never shy.
Cigarettes left forgotten in your winter coat?
         
It’s a pretty poem but you never were a smoker. 

          Oh, you were right to warn him, though
          about wet brown eyes, all this hounding. 

          Liar, liar, I cry. You were never high. 

          Run, run, run!



Terry Ann Wright
has published most recently in DIAGRAM, Into the Teeth of the Wind, Visions International and others, as well receiving the International Merit Award for Poetry from Atlanta Review. A native of Pennsylvania, she resides in Southern California and puts her film degree to excellent use by working alternately in bookstores and with special needs children.



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