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I Know not this

person

whose snow-capped eyebrows
express concern and confusion
emphasized by the parenthesis
around his mouth
exclamation points
shouting above his lip
As if to say Enough!
Enough Already?
No, no
I know not this

person

Whose eyes have sunk
Far into his skull
Layers of life
Shadowing the…

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Image by Author+DALL.E

Nah, there ain’t
no catfish left
you wanted
that you
shoulda come
home earlier

they some hush puppies
and red beans you wan’ em
kitchen closed now

wanna a real dinner
well, you come home
‘stead of chasin’
skirts and beer

catfish
and
me
not
waitin’
no more

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Mary Louisa Cappelli, MFA, JD, PhD

Mary Louisa Cappelli, MFA, JD, PhD

Researcher, poet, writer. My curiosity leads me through a labyrinth of too many interdisciplinary degrees — simply an adventurous soul. https://marycappelli.