spring/summer 2006, no. 7
 

Lying

 


 


 

 

 

 

They fall like droplets to the bedspread,
finding one another like mercury.

 

He tells her ten times
she is beautiful and then sleeps.
 

Nights, her breath thaws and refreezes.
She watches herself wakeful
and disbelieving. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        ........................................... Julie O'Leary Green

Julie O'Leary Green (with a BS in communication from Cornell University and an MA in English from Ohio State University) is currently a PhD student in English at Ohio State, where she studies 20th-Century American Literature, fictional representations of place/space, and cognitive approaches to literature; and teaches writing, literature, and film courses to undergraduates. Julie writes poetry, screenplays, and fiction, and her poetry has previously been published in Shenandoah

 


  

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