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Charlene Fix

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Charlene Fix. Photo credit: Christine Kozobarich.

Charlene Fix is the author of the poetry collections Frankenstein’s Flowers (WordTech Communications, 2014), Greatest Hits (Kattywompus Press, 2012), and Flowering Bruno (XOXOX Press, 2006). She is an emeritus professor of English at Columbus College of Art and Design and lives in Columbus, Ohio.

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In my dreams I’m always hovering
before the evening primroses,

their centers of ruby gold and bent
stalks whispering praise to me.

It’s always prelude playing here:
bee edicts echoing down days

stung to silence under gauzy clouds,
slivered moons, and in steam