1976 – Poetry by Stacey Lawrence

Jamie Wyeth – If Once You Have Slept on an Island

Ferns and spiders
sunbathe in slim open
window where light cuts in like lemon
slices across her patchwork quilt
the daughters perch on a mustard-draped bed
dandelion hair in denim flares
they sketch and sing,
where I tiptoe on occasion
deep into their magical room
like some character in a
Roald Dahl book my little
Miss Honeys lay flat stacks
of crisp paper & delicate knolls of flaxen glitter that float
with a breeze like fairy dust

About the Poet

A young widow and breast cancer survivor, Stacey Lawrence is a veteran teacher of Poetry and Creative Writing at Columbia High School in Northern New Jersey. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in The Comstock Review, Eunoia Review, Flora Fiction, Dream Noir, Broad River Review, Vita Brevis, Exit Strata amongst others. Her poem Pasteur Pipette was included in the recent anthology Pain & Renewal. She has a BA in Drama, MA in English & an MAT in Speech & Theater. She is an avid hiker in the Catskill Mountains, where she has a writing cabin. Her first book of poems, FALL RISK is in pre-sale now with Finishing Line Press. You can find more of her work at staceyzlawrence.com

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