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  November 2004
volume 2 number 4
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  Matthew A. Barraza
  Tom Berman
  Jack G. Bowman
  Quiana Briggs
  Tony Bush
  Joseph Camhi
  Velene Campbell
  Michael Ceraolo
  Rosemarie Crisafi
  Dan Danila
  Francisco Dominguez
  John Feins
  Daniel Garcia-Black
  Ursula T. Gibson
  Larry Jaffe
  Donna Kuhn
  Marie Lecrivain
  Sharmagne Leland-St. John
  Laura A. Lionello
  Harold Lorin
  Rick Lupert
  Stosh Machek
  Kelly Ann Malone
  Terry McCarty
  Tim Peeler
  James Pinkerton
  Beverly J. Raffaele
  E.W. Richardson
  Ken Scott
  Wanda Vanhoy Smith
  Rev. Dave Wheeler
  Robert D. Wilson
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Wanda Vanhoy Smith
November 2004



T Jungle

    Wanda Vanhoy Smith was born in Portland, Oregon. She has had a children's book published by Charles Scribner's Sons. Her poetry has been published in several anthologies including the Northridge Review and Kerf at College of the Redwoods. She reads poetry at Southern California coffee houses. She has been featured at Coffee Cartel, Sacred Grounds, The Ugly Mug, and Borders Bookstore.



Hungry Princess

My boss's cat suffers from bulimia.

The cat binges on Friskies gourmet liver

then vomits on the Persian rug.

They call this royal pain in the ass Princess.

My boss didn't confess that Princess

had an eating disorder until I had already

agreed to pet-sit while they took a cruise.

Princess naps on a red satin pillow

and dreams of Garfield.

She wears a jeweled collar with a gold bell

to warn tasty mice and pigeons.

She's been de-clawed so she can't scratch an itch.

No wonder Princess has an eating problem,

she's not free to go out in the moonlight

and scat with the alley cats.

copyright 2004 Wanda Vanhoy Smith