“Every creative act involves a leap into the void… In the midst of a leap, there are no guarantees. To leap can often cause acute embarrassment. Embarrassment is a partner in the creative act – a key collaborator. If your work does not sufficiently embarrass you, then very likely no one will be touched by it.” -Ann Bogart

Poem Excerpt

“When you took needle and thread to sew her to your feet like a shadow you should have known the fates always carry scissors/You should have known how much can be taken in a single slice/…………/But when she jumped into the river you should have followed /You should have sought out the pearls of atonement at the bottom of the bank/That shine like the future inside a crystal/You should have been stronger.”

From “Atropa Bella Donna”

Published in Door is Ajar Magazine

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