Exits Songs | Cathy Porter

$ 7.00

Cathy Porter’s poetry has appeared in Plainsongs, California Quarterly, Homestead Review, Hubbub, Clark Street Review, Chaffin Journal, Pennine Ink (UK), and various other journals. She has two chapbooks available from Finishing Line Press: A Life In The Day (2012), and Dust And Angels (2014). Her poem Clocked In was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She serves as a Special Editor for Fine Lines Journal, based in Omaha, NE. Cathy lives with her husband Lenny and their golden retriever Lucky, along with the two cat-dog sidekicks Cody and Mini. She can be contacted at clcon@q.com

 

 PATSY


You would be the first to correct
the inconsistencies regarding your
legacy and demise – inflated egos
and rumors never sat well with
Virginia Hensley.  From Arthur Godfrey
to Carnegie Hall, you proved that the
women could do it every bit as well
as the men, and sometimes better.
Charlie had your back - even in the fights
that had Nashville tongues rolling at
a record pace - you dished it out
just as fast as you took it all in;
word got out that you didn’t
mess with The Cline. That plane
finished off what the car crash couldn’t,
but the voice remains for the girl
singers who come to Nashville in bulk,
all with sweet dreams of being
the next Patsy