Sculpture by Mark Behme

Poetry by JoAnne Growney




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"Drop Dead Gorgeous" and "Cupcake Boy"


Lovely Love


A beautiful girl and a pretty boy

are a match that's bound to happen--

for both know how to kiss and tell

and to love (both quickly and often).


He brags that she's drop-dead gorgeous;

he's sweeter than chocolate, she cries.

Helpless voyeurs, we watch when they kiss

to see if they open their eyes.


The world most loves a story of love

whose lovers love much too much--

for then a sad ending is certain to come

and the rest of us feel our good luck.





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Which Girl Am I?

The girl who's not forced to divide

into the good girl and the real one

is a lucky one.  I was eleven

when I felt a crack begin.

In time I fully split--two minds

took on two heads, two faces,

two cuts of hair.  Mock feelings

serve as well as true ones,

I told myself --but buried parts

still surface like cicadas in their year.


Long division is difficult

and plagued with remainders.


A girl with two heads

is like a bird with one wing.




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