PF detail from Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Beach Scene, Guernsey (Children by the Sea in Guernsey) - 1883;


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Carol Smallwood's poems have been published in such magazines as English Journal, Poesia, 13th Moon, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, and in various anthologies. Thinking Outside the Book (McFarland, 2008) is my 19th book. The Published Librarian is forthcoming from American Library Association.


Waiting for the Chemo Pills

to take effect, I study the clear
plastic cup:
1 fl oz--8 drams 3000--30 ml 2 TBS
the printing's inside, bumpy like Braille.

Upside down the cup's a mini lampshade;
children could circle moons with it;
it could put beetles outside. Or ants.
Things without wings need freedom so I
put it in my purse.

Phoebe: Gender and Cultural Critiques, Spring 2007)

"The Sick Child" by Edvard Munch, 1896