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 Lisa Fusch Krause
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 Lisa Fusch Krause
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by Lisa Fusch Krause  FollowFollow
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Lisa Fusch Krause is a sensitive type who uses poetry to funnel her inner snowflake. She messes about with other folks’ prose for a living...read more and lives with her husband, two cats, and a cactus named Howard. Lisa is insufferably pleased about appearing The Far Field—curated by the Washington State poet laureate at the time. Other publications include Cascadia Review and Scissors and Spackle.
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We were all so pink-leather passion,

suburbanista snowflake. Black tanktop, tights,

kitten heels, catcalls. CoverGirl cheeks,

Maybelline mascara. Girls who coerced kisses

from boys in the back parking lot, khakis low,

sequins glued to high-top sneakers.

 

We were all so lime-green Sharpie heart,

high-school yearbook starlet. Girl most likely; no,

call me this summer—really. Bra stuffed paisley,

plushy shoved deep in the pocket of ripped Levis.

We slouched black patent, sneaked tokes,

told red patent lies to our mothers.

 

We wore Jackie O sunglasses. We were going to be

extraordinary.

 

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  1 week ago
Third time reading this. It's a gem.
  2 weeks ago
Great, evocative poem