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I carry my dreams into the day.
White men in hoodies, wave
Tiki torches, chase me, a Jew,
a woman, and old, down allies,
and neon lit streets. I’m slower
than the girl I once was, the brick
searing past my ear, the words
Christ killer singing the air.
Through the egg wash of morning
mist, I see finch at the feeder.
The great ones, Tolstoy,
Symborska, say even in times
of war, life stitches wounds..
A peasant buys fish at the market.
A beetle crosses a plaza.
A prodigal cat appears at the door.
Penny Perry is a six-time Pushcart nominee in fiction and poetry, Perry is the author of an honorable mention chapbook "What Women Do" for Earth's Daughters, and a winner for the west coast poets for Persimmon Magazine. She is a co author of the chapbook "Maiden, Mother, Crone." Garden Oak Press published her poetry collection "Santa Monica Disposal and Salvage" in 2012. She was a screenwriting fellow at AFI. PBS funded and screened a film she wrote from her own short story. Her first novel Selling Pencils and Charlie (Garden Oak Press) published in 2020