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Another One In The Pen





Another One In The Pen



Mother sits at the kitchen counter, her heavy white coffee cup half full in front of her in that same way you’ll see someone in a bar nurse a lone drink for hours. In person, her speech bumps and jabs, so unlike her phone voice—musical and bright and saved for strangers. Her fine, dark curls flutter under the overhead fan as she stares beyond her newspaper, mutters, “There’s another one of your old boyfriends in the pen.”





Yvonne Morris







Yvonne Morris is the author of Mother was a Sweater Girl (The Heartland Review Press, 2016). Her poetry has been published in a variety of journals, including The Lake, The Galway Review, and The Bengaluru Review. In 2019, she was featured as a Poet of the Week on The Poetry Super Highway website. She teaches and tutors at a community college.



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  1. The best poetry can be a punch in the face.

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  2. I agree with Naomi Haller, and I'm happy to have been punched by your poem.

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