October 5, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Susan Melkisethian photo



Charise M. Hoge







It’s not exact…

where her novel life was headed

or could have been or would be

going toward a middle

of its beginning.

That course extinguishes

when she’s taken

as a temporary novelty.

No wonder she can’t remember

how she got home







Charise M. Hoge

Charise M. Hoge is a dance/movement therapist, performing artist, and writer. Her work in arts and healing has brought wellness programs into hospitals, counseling centers, museums, and businesses. Based on her experience living and working abroad, she co-authored a different kind of travel guide titled A Portable Identity: A Woman’s Guide to Maintaining a Sense of Self While Moving Overseas. Her poetry is featured in various journals as well as her chapbook Striking Light from Ashes and the book Next Line, Please: Prompts to Inspire Poets and Writers. She continues to dance professionally in collaboration with choreographers in the D.C. area, and faithfully blogs at mixandmosspoetry.com.

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