Squall / Jennifer Lobaugh

$ 7.00


dancing girl press, 2013

 Jennifer Lobaugh is a recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma. Fluent in French, Russian, and Sarcasm, she currently lives with her kid brother Nathan and her shamefully spoiled dog Toby. Her poems have been published in Gutter Eloquence Magazine, Phantom Kangaroo, and other journals. 

Prairie Song

gather your alibis there with the hollyhocks
tuck them gently in the crook of your arm
untangle yourself from the sheets of another
young witness to your thoughtless slip of the tongue

serenade me with the psalms of the prairielands
paint me concession in tones of the dawn
harbor my bones in the chill of compunction
expose to me secrets kept under the skin

then meet me in April when rain falls like fireflies
find me where pools of dark water collect
extinguish the force of my tornadic diction
come heavy with granite, come make me forget

and cover my body in green lamentations
the sweet consolation that comes from the sun
I’ll tether my heart to the thrill of your egress
I’ll marry my soul to the sound of your gun