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  February 2006
volume 4 number 1
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  Elizabeth Addis
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  Dana Campbell
  Michael Ceraolo
  Peggy Dobreer
  Francisco Dominguez
  Lisa Helene Donovan
  Dale Duke
  Michael Estabrook
  Daniel Gallik
  Daniel garcia-Black
  Kenneth Gurney
  Roger Humes
  Amber Jacob
  Marianne LaValle-Vincent
  Marie Lecrivain
  Gary Lehmann
  Dave Nordling
  Aire Celeste Norell
  Gina MarySol Ruiz
  David W. Rushing
  Dahn Shaulis
  Durlabh Singh
  Kari Thune
  Amy Upham
  Tyler Joseph Wiseman
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Dana Campbell
February 2006



T Jungle

    Dana A. Campbell is currently a student of UC Santa Cruz, formerly, an editor for El Camino College's literary journal The Myriad. Several of her poems have appeared in The Myriad and in poeticdiversity. She won the 2003 Stanley F. Wilson Award for Creative Writing. She has been a featured poet at Coffee Cartel reading in Redondo Beach. She attends and performs at local readings in Santa Cruz.



Tinkerbell Was Bipolar

Tinkerball was bipolar
if she was real and around today
she’d be locked away
in the mental ward
and doped up on lithium.
Instead she was allowed
to fly free
through J. M. Barrie’s
Technicolor imagination.

She was a shard of light
shot through with emotion.
She wasn’t a complex character
always 100% good
or 100% bad
in each moment.
And she was so fickle
all jealousy
in one scene and
all sweet and giggly
in the next.

She was no Wendy
trying on the
mommy role
all too soon.
Instead she was
the quintessential maiden
flittering and flickering
her way across the stage.

And like the unicorn
that other symbol
of maidenhood
only surviving
on the belief
of children
and dreamers.

copyright 2005 Dana Campbell