April 5, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Ann E. Wallace







Each backpack,

made clear to replace

the danger of color, of opacity.

Together, in layers of transparency,

they are clouding our vision,

as we zero in on homework, pencil cases, tampons,

and lose sight of all that does not fit in a satchel

slung over a tenth grader’s shoulder.






Ann E. Wallace

Ann E. Wallace writes of life with illness, motherhood, and other everyday realities. Her work has recently appeared in Poets Reading the News, Juniper, The Literary Nest, Eunoia Review, Rogue Agent, The Same, and other journals. She lives in Jersey City, NJ where she teaches English at New Jersey City University. She is on Twitter @annwlace409.

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