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Son of a Bitch

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he slipped away
as smoothly
as he had slipped from my womb
when he had shot out
slick and flailing
small fists
cocked defiantly
at a world into
which he had

they never told me
to stop pushing
so by fourteen
he was completely
out of sight

garrie keyman and husband Mike Bard are parents to six children and in the process of adopting another daughter. Homeschooling parents, they live in Lititz, Pennsylvania, where garrie writes online columns for (Lititz With a Twist) and (the Illuminata webzine’s KeyCOMMentary). keyman, a former police officer and seventeen year veteran of the fire service who fought forest fires in Utah, Idaho, and Florida, is now a novelist seeking literary representation for her adult fantasy series. Her work has appeared in Lynx Eye and GRIT magazines, on, and has been short-listed by the PA Council for the Arts and Writer’s Digest. Pieces by keyman are forthcoming in four anthologies: Cosmic Brownies (Sun Rising Poetry Press), Illuminations (Tyrannosaurus Press), Reach of Song (Georgia Poetry Society), and Boomer Women Speak by Dotsie Bregel. Audio production of two of garrie’s stories will be available soon from garrie loves to hear from readers.

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