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Maria McLeod


my cotton blouse
over the end table,
how the floor boards
creaked when we
crossed them,
your work boots,
one atop the other,
the rental flat
radiator’s clank
and steamy hiss,
how quickly
we unmade
the bed, carving
each other
open, bright
against the night.

Maria McLeod, a Washington-based writer of poetry, fiction and monologues, is the recipient of three Pushcart Prize nominations, the Indiana Review Poetry Prize, and the Robert DeMott Short Prose Prize.