Thursday, September 22, 2016

Their Daughter by Martha Christina

Even in a small town
          no longer quite as small,
          news travels fast.

Today in the card shop
          the talk is all about
          the newcomers'
          teenage daughter,

how she balanced, briefly,
          on the bridge railing
          then took to the water
          like a flower,

Martha Christina is a frequent contributor to Brevities. Longer work appears recently or is forthcoming in Bryant Literary Review, Muse Literary Journal, Naugatuck River Review, and in earlier postings of Red Eft Review. Her second collection, Against Detachment, was published in April by Pecan Grove Press.

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