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Here is a feature poem from Jodi Van Praet in the 11th Edition (Spring 2006) of Centripetal. Check it out, then write write write! 🙂


I trip on your shoes and bump my head

on the cabinet I left open.

The pain in my head and the rage in my chest


The pain wants me.

The anger wants you.

I throw a shoe at the cabinet.

You walk in, shaking your head at

my clumsiness.

Gently you lead me to the couch,

kiss my forehead, watch me cry.

You open your mouth to speak–I think

If you tell me it’s PMS, I will kill you.