an umbrella in her drink
the only shade
they share a plate
of sour grapes
she downs a pint
of rocky road ice cream
—Senryu appear here with poet’s permission: “gossiping”
and “anger management” from her Facebook page (3 and 17 December 2018,
respectively), and “nude beach” from Instagram (1 July 2019); “nude
beach” also appeared previously in Prune Juice (Summer 2019).
lives in Atlantic Beach, a barrier island near New York City, USA. Her poetry, art, and photography appear worldwide in print and online journals and anthologies. As an inventor, she holds U.S. and foreign design patents in the field of interactive soft toy design. Her hobbies include yoga, kickboxing, sailing, tournament chess, sculpting, and painting.