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July 26, 2018 / barton smock

person Wanda Deglane, one poem


Wanda Deglane is a night-blooming desert flower from Arizona. She is the daughter of Peruvian immigrants and attends Arizona State University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology and family & human development. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming from Rust + Moth, Glass Poetry, L’Ephemere Review, and Former Cactus, among other lovely places. Wanda self published her first poetry book, Rainlily, in 2018.



July is the aftermath of screaming / the eerie quiet after hurricane / July is catching on fire from standing outside / we hide from blistering asphalt in a home that is a slow suffocation / what’s in the air? / we move from one death to another / with no rest stop in between / the best present I ever gave my mother was my pepper spray / it takes a special kind of agony to realize / she…

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