17 April 2008 | Vol. 8, No. 1

Postcard from a Kitchen Window

It is said that memory veils, eats men

for breakfast, is an ipecac;

a white bird also, flung far

across the Parry Sound;

an artichoke whose arms we

pluck off one-by-one.

Dear So and So, I forgot

to tell you who loved whom.

Dear gate keeper,

I failed to mention

About the author:

J. Mae Barizo is a Canadian. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Nimrod, the Baltimore Review, Atlanta Review, and Bellingham Review, among others. She can be found online at jmaebarizo.blogspot.com. She likes birds and people who watch birds. She lives in New York City.

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