The soul selects her Lamborghini—
Then slams the door—
On her divine—episteme
Impose no more.
Unmoved—she notes the hitchhiker
In her rear-view mirror,
Unmoved—the husband stipulating
He must steer.
I’ve known her from an ample lot
And from that—moment
Lois Marie Harrod’s 13th and 14th poetry collections, Fragments from the Biography of Nemesis (Cherry Grove Press) and the chapbook How Marlene Mae Longs for Truth (Dancing Girl Press) appeared in 2013. The Only Is won the 2012 Tennessee Chapbook Contest (Poems & Plays), and Brief Term, a collection of poems about teachers and teaching, was published by Black Buzzard Press, 2011. Cosmogony won the 2010 Hazel Lipa Chapbook Contest (Iowa State). She is widely published in literary journals and online ezines from American Poetry Review to Zone 3. She teaches creative writing at The College of New Jersey. Read her work on www.loismarieharrod.org.