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My First Reader

 

She may not read any of this

But her silence edits everything I write.

The flourishes and rhetoric she would red line.

So, too, any pretension or the slightest falseness.

Just tell the story,

I hear her say, quietly.

It is what you are here for.

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Tricia McCallum

Always be a poet. Even in prose.
Charles Baudelaire.

In essence I am a storyteller who writes poems. Put simply, I write the poems I want to read.[…]

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