The [tropical] clime

by Vanessa Johnson

Lyme disease is named

after Lyme, CT. Squeeze
the tick off

you like it’s a citrus.
I don’t know enough

about how ankles ripen,
how one foot doesn’t

fall far from the other.

Vanessa Johnson recently graduated from Rice University in Houston, TX, with a B.A. in English and Philosophy. No longer in Houston, she is now where she can see deer daily. In mid-September ’10, Gold Wake Press published her e-chapbook The Relationship Eclogue.

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