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ON THE PORCH, UNDER THE EAVE is a look into home, family, growing up, growing away, and returning to the people of the past. The author gives the perspectives of a detached viewer peeking into windows. She also gives the point of view from one who is partially inside, looking at the outside world. Simpson’s Southern roots influence her poems that are in part narrative tale ...more
Paperback, 40 pages
Published November 2nd 2017 by FutureCycle Press
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PERMANENT WAVE

My hair nests in the trenches of the boar
bristles, soft finery that when pulled attaches
to my fingers and cannot be shaken off, like my
Southern mother who put a hard g on darling,
who baked the heat-and-serve rolls
until they had the shell of a walnut.
She would drive fifteen miles to the only beauty
parlor in the county—Dot’s—who still lubed,
coiled wiry strands on pink rods and set them
under a hood to dry, he
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