Rachel B. Baxter
Jan 13, 2020 · 1 min read

A response to Tre L. Loadholt’s writing challenge, Nonet the Night, in A Cornered Gurl.

First draft of this poem, photo by Rachel B. Baxter

In the sign of Cancer, Full Wolf Moon,
lunar eclipse heightens feelings —
On this night, I wish to stay
here on Earth, tucked in bed,
listing worries, beads
of prayer in hand,
seeking an
hour of

A Cornered Gurl

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