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RC deWinter, a superannuated poetry debutante, writes in several genres with a focus on poetry. Her only claims to fame are a decent Twitter following and a 2019 Pushcart Nomination. Her poetry is anthologized in Uno: A Poetry Anthology (Verian Thomas, 2002), New York City Haiku (NY Times, 2017), Cowboys & Cocktails: Poetry from the True Grit Saloon (Brick Street Poetry, April 2019), Havik (Las Positas College, May 2019), Castabout Literature (Dantoin/Hilgart, June 2019), The Flickering Light (Scars Publications, June 2019), Pointed Circle (Portland Cascades Community College, June 2019) Nature In The Now (Tiny Seed Press, August 2019), in print in 2River, borrowed solace, Boulder Weekly, Genre Urban Arts, Gravitas, In Parentheses, Meat For Tea: The Valley Review, Pink Panther Magazine, Southword 37, The New York Times and appears in numerous online literary journals.


Trigger Warning

let’s hold hands
and run in the rain
play hooky from life
pretend that we’re twelve
instead of the scarred vets we are

we’ll lick jelly off spoons
eat raw cookie dough
take off all our clothes
and jump in the lake
forget about heartache
and sickness and death

we won’t hear the clock tick
we’ll giggle and dance
find dragons in clouds
and laugh at bad jokes

won’t cost us a thing
but a few daylight hours
and if you insist
when the skeeters come out
pull on our grownup hoodies
and go home smiling

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