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Reflection, 7-31

By Terri Deno

Editor's Note: Due to the formatting of this work, it is best enjoyed on desktop.

At times I stare, the reflection of legs

long and thin and TALL

an alien in the front of the dishwasher

and I pretend it’s the truth, and I stand on my tiptoes

and do a little twirl, admiring this alternate reality

and I’m lucky because this version 2-point-not-quite-so-oh

doesn’t go up far enough to see the absence of that nonexistent

little thigh gap


Terri Deno is a freelance writer living in the Midwest. Her work has previously appeared in America's Emerging Poets 2018-Midwest Region, Luna Station Quarterly, Full of Crow and The Poetry of Yoga, Vol. 1. You can find her on Twitter.


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