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Contagious

Poem by Stephanie Hiteshew

They all
call me ugly.
I tell them,
“If that’s true,
I hope it’s contagious.”
And they scatter
like the days
I wasn’t this smart.

STEPHANIE HITESHEW has had two chapbooks published by Alternating Current Press and one chapbook published by BoneWorld Publishing. Her work has recently appeared in Bear Creek Haiku, Clark Street Review, and others.
First place winner of the 2010 Luminaire Award for Best Poetry.

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