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RC deWinter’s poetry is widely anthologized, notably in New York City Haiku (New York Times, February 2017), Cowboys & Cocktails (Brick Street, April 2019), Nature In The Now (Tiny Seed Press, August 2019), Coffin Bell Two (March 2020), Other Worldly Women Press 2020 Summer Anthology: a Headrest for Your Soul (June 2020), in print in 2River, Adelaide, Event, Genre Urban Arts, Gravitas, Kansas City Voices, Meat For Tea: The Valley Review, the minnesota review, Night Picnic Journal, Prairie Schooner, Southword, among others and appears in numerous online literary journals.


Trigger Warning

no point in kneeling down
on rough stones
praying for salvation
better to dance abandoned
to unheard music
‘til we drop

no point in lying down
on the tracks
as a bloody sacrifice
better to stand tall
with a sword
and go down fighting

no point in quaking in one’s boots
over something about which
we can do nothing
better to run with the wind
while we can

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