The ladies’ quilting club is out today,
their floral dresses, low brown leather heels
and stockings shuffle from a bus
to the restaurant. Sunday hats cover
graying buns, thinning heads. Their coffee cups
clink and shake to painted lips. They make me look
so young, their penciled brows, rouge,
heavy foundation creased. I hold
my daughter's flawless hand past their table,
wait for our turn to collect change at the register.
Sarah’s poetry has appeared online at The New Formalist as well as in several print journals. Her chapbook, Acquiesce, was published in 2009 by Finishing Line Press. Sarah is the Administrative Director of the low-residency MFA Program at Ashland University, where she serves as Managing Editor of the Ashland Poetry Press and River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative. She lives in Ohio with her husband and children.
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