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Winter 2008, vol 6 no 4


L. Teresa Church


lanternless walk
through dark winter night
foxfire glows
  black faces ashen
in summer night commotion
handcuffs gleam
a quarrel rumbles
through the railroad yard—
summer night
  tall brown woman
flounces in tight silk dress—
red summer sky
gypsy moth
clutched in the jaybird's beak—
wooden clothespins

L. Teresa Church L. Teresa Church is a native of Virginia and resides in Durham, North Carolina. She began writing at the age of sixteen, and holds degrees in English and English/Creative Writing from Radford College and Brown University, respectively. She is a playwright, quilter, and member of the Carolina African American Writers' Collective.