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Shawn Aveningo is a Show-Me girl from Missouri transplanted in California, who graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Maryland, and is a very proud mother of three.  Shawn’s an award winning poet whose work has appeared in numerous anthologies, magazines, and e-zinesShe has been a featured performer in the Greater Sacramento Area, as well as San Francisco, Sausalito, Seattle and St Louis. She’s also an owner/partner of ThePoetryBox.com.


 

Morning Ritual

Strained.
Twice.
Through cheesecloth.
Avoiding the scything sneer,
his dismay.
Grinding citrus orb,
she’d ponder escape,
freedom.
Shaking.
Trembling.
Skeptical.
Terrified.
Wanting to run,
never casting even one
longing, lingering look behind.
He didn’t like pulp in his juice.