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"the space between an earnest comment and unwelcome advice"

Published onJun 16, 2024

Photo by Plato Terentev:

parallel parking spots
when I’m
the one driving
the space between
an earnest comment
and unwelcome advice
button-fly jeans
left in the dryer too long
while I wrote this
my hold
on this messy life
now that I know

Madeleine French lives in Florida and Virginia with her husband. A Best of the Net nominee, her work appears in Identity Theory, ONE ART, Dust Poetry Magazine, West Trade Review, Door Is A Jar, Thimble Literary Magazine, The Madrigal Press, and elsewhere. She is working on a full-length poetry collection.

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