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Issue 22: 4 Feb. 2024
Micro-Poem: 31 words
(Split Sequence)
By Cynthia Anderson



lover’s leap 
my college crush 
in free fall 

the man is famous 

one glance 
and his wife knows 
the score 

slingshot orbit 

changing course 
a loaned book sold 



Publisher’s Note:

To learn more about this poetic form, please see “An Introduction to Split Sequences” by the form’s creator, Peter Jastermsky, in Frogpond (Volume 45.1, Winter 2022).

Cynthia Anderson
Issue 22 (February 2024)

A California resident and poet for more than 40 years, Cynthia Anderson is the author of 12 books, most recently Arrival (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, 2023). Her poems have been published widely in journals and anthologies, and she has received multiple nominations for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. Her recent work focuses on the natural world and her family history. She is co-editor of the anthology A Bird Black As the Sun: California Poets on Crows & Ravens (Green Poet Press).

Author’s website: www.cynthiaandersonpoet.com

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