Melissa Eleftherion grew up in Brooklyn. She holds a MLIS from San Jose State University and an MFA from Mills College. Her writing can be found in Sprung Formal, The Paterson Literary Review, Defenestration, Inch, TRY, Big Scream, UR Vox, Letterbox Magazine, 580 Split, Conversations at a Wartime Cafe, and MiPOesias as well as online in Octopus Magazine, Womb, Otoliths, There, Shampoo, Peacock Online Review, Locust, Front Porch, Menacing Hedge, and Cricket Online Review. Her visual art has been displayed at Bluestockings bookstore and Kensington Public Library. She blogs at apoetlibrarian.wordpress.com, and lives in Berkeley with her husband, son and other vertebrates.
That little girl already a slut on roller-skates. Elytra truncate and not much taller than wide.
Hand job in the schoolyard. Arista rises at base of 3rd antennal segment.
Asphalt peeled off her like skin. Occurs at fresh sap flows on trees.
Good attendance reward. Larvae can jump.
Bra straps showing. Does not reach tegula.
Meat on the shelf. Mouthparts chewing
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