Battle Lines

Battle Lines

Beware the bitter.
They are the avant garde
that the world sends forth,
the front line of wayward warriors
who will vanquish the small peace
culled from the remnants
of a squandered life.
They will turn you, make you abandon
this small piece of placid relief,
the only remains rescued
from one life’s pain.

 Cynthia Pitman

I am a retired English teacher with poetry published in Ariel Chart, Amethyst Review, Vita Brevis, Leaves of Ink, Third Wednesday (One Sentence Poem Contest finalist), Ekphrastic Review, Postcard Poems and Prose, Right Hand Pointing, Literary Yard, Adelaide Literary Magazine, Three Line Poetry, Scarlet Leaf, and others. I have fiction and memoir published in Dual Coast Magazine, Red Fez, and Saw Palm Review: Florida Literature and Art. My first poetry collection, The White Room, is forthcoming from Aldrich Press/Kelsay Books.

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