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Curfew

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From down the block
she flashes past
on a battered bike
she has long outgrown.

Face intent,
she leans into the dusk,
streaks for home,
outraces dark.

On the cusp,
this woman-child

has caught the wind
in her tangled hair
and felt her body sing.

- Sally Davis

Sally Davis is the author of the chapbook Spent (Finishing Line Press). She is a member of Madwomen in the Attic and Pittsburgh Poetry Society. Davis lives in Monaca. Many writers featured in Chapter & Verse are guests of Prosody, produced by Jan Beatty. Prosody airs every Saturday morning on WESA 90.5 FM.


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