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July 13, 2018 / barton smock

person Suzanne Edison, one poem

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Suzanne Edison is the author of The Moth Eaten World, published by Finishing Line Press. Some of her poems can be found in: Persimmon Tree: About Place Journal: Rewilding issue; Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine; JAMA; SWWIM; What Rough Beast; Bombay Gin; The Naugatuck River Review; The Ekphrastic Review; and in the anthologies: Face to Face: Women Writers on Faith, Mysticism and Awakening, ed. Joy Harjo & Brenda Peterson; & The Healing Art of Writing, Volume One. She lives in Seattle with her family and two cats under an ever-changing sky.

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Sick Girl in the Wilderness

My mother’s evergreen face,
the one she puts on
before entering my room,
is the only God I know.

Let me be enraptured
in her fan-shaped branches,
let them cool my braised skin,
its geysering heat.

Let her outlast the black bear
eating me with its singular purpose,
as if…

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