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January 16, 2019 / barton smock

person Jackie Sherbow, three poems

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Jackie Sherbow is a writer and editor living in Queens, NY. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Coffin Bell, Okay Donkey, Moonchild Magazine, Bad Pony, Day One, and elsewhere, and have been part of the Emotive Fruition performance series. She works as an editor for two leading mystery-fiction magazines as well as Newtown Literary, the literary journal dedicated to the borough of Queens.

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The Safety

I wake up from dreaming I’m someone I not. When I wash my face, when I enter the clean air, even when I ride the subway, the difference between me and that woman seems insignificant. Later, the difference seems vast. I Google Amelia Earhart and she looks like someone who helped me, once. I look at one hundred photos of Amelia Earhart, one after another. Google tells me I should also look up other women, like Sacagawea and Helen Keller and…

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