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  December 2009
volume 7 number 3
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Suzanne Frost December 2009



art by leigh white

    Suzanne Frost studied at Scripps College in Claremont and UCLA in English literature as an undergraduate before receiving her BA in English and Philosophy and MA degree in Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico. She published three chapbooks, and in New Mexico served on the board of directors of the Taos Poetry Circus and other organizations. Currently, she produces the Poetry Zone monthly reading series at the Karpeles Manuscript Library in Santa Barbara, and was the co-creator and editor & publisher of Sage Trail Poetry Magazine.




The pull to go,
to retreat, not to fight or stay―
Arjuna's war, what is too much, too far
to serve?

Can I lift these limbs
to the peak of this moment, see past
my confusion:
am I clear of avoidance,
and the deceit of memory?

Watching myself and the crowd
drink our sorrows
as moments pass―
at least we're watching

copyright 2009 Suzanne Frost



A Political Poem

“Maybe she enjoyed it,”
That’s what he said
when we asked him
if he’d heard
about the woman who’d been raped
last Friday.

“Maybe she enjoyed it,” he said,
pointing his empty camera at his crotch.
Too bad he wants to be a photographer.

previously published in Sage Trail Poetry Magazine

copyright 2009 Suzanne Frost