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Daisy Fried

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Daisy Fried is the author of Women's Poetry: Poems and Advice (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013), My Brother is Getting Arrested Again (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006), and She Didn't Mean to Do It (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000), which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. She is a teacher in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. 

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These cold days when the insane sky’s clear, heat poofs away be-
yond its net of edible blue. My cat folds, flops across the laundry
steps. Flags the size of jeans pockets flip-flap affixed to rowhouse
fronts. The nicest, cleanest hands reach to switch out lights in
stores: futons, ring trays,