Art Deco Set Design Curtains Falling / Becky Peterson

$ 7.00



 Becky Peterson’s poetry has been published in several poetry journals and in a previous chapbook, Metropolitan Bird Culture (Bigfan Press). She holds an MFA in poetry-writing from Mills College and a PhD in literature from the University of Minnesota.



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Romantic Comedy


The lion waits on the concourse
while I’m trying to deplane

Sensitive hippie men often claim leopards
as their own; it’s something I’ve noticed

Locating the tiger introduced a fantasy situation
in which, as in adolescence, everything stings
and is meaningful

A hand to the neck is what occurred to me
while in the airport alone
waiting for my bobcat