POEM Annette C Boehm

NWR Issue 107

Acts of Volition

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1, 3 and 5 are loitering at the bus-stop.

If they look your way, walk faster, then run.

You choose to stop for chips on the way to 19.

If you drink her warm Stella, 19 takes you

to a strip club where you bump into 11

whose lover ditched him for another choice...

Annette Boehm is a Creative Writing PhD student at the Center for Writers of the University of Southern Mississippi, and serves as a poetry reader for Memorious: A Journal of New Verse and Fiction. Her chapbook, The Five Parts of Love: Confabulating Sappho, was published by Dancing Girl Press in 2012.

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