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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Lara Frankena is a Midwesterner by birth and a Londoner by chance. Her poems have appeared in publications such as Free State Review, Unbroken and Midwestern Gothic.

Lara Frankena

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Michigan Summer

I pull back the curtainsto see what might appear

in my parents' suburban backyard:

a troupe of deer on kindling legs

a single chipmunk that is everywhere at once

a rabbit in the shadow of the pines

my naked children, dancing in the sprinklers

my fatherremonstrating