Claudia Serea

Summer in October

You know I was late for work
on the warmest day of the week

because I shaved,

and slipped into a summer dress
for the last time this year,

loving how it swooshed
and clung to my skin.

Claudia Serea’s poems have appeared in Field, New Letters, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. She has published five poetry collections, most recently Twoxism, a collaboration with photographer Maria Haro (8th House Publishing, 2018).