Tuesday, 6 February 2018

The Crime of Erosion 

by Lisa Marguerite Mora


I sit on the porch
my thumb in a book
looking up
at the white sun.
These days drift by
like the drone
of small pleasure
planes. They barely stir
the sky, mosquito
rippling pond water.
I miss the slow
spoked wheels
of summer
they glide around,
and down, glance off
the sun baked tar. Still
an impression
is made. Breeze grazes 
my cheek.
Mosquito 
draws blood.
I hesitate before
turning the page. 


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"The Crime of Erosion" was originally published in a slightly different form in Peck Rd. Magazine 2004.



Lisa Marguerite Mora has had work published in Rattle, ONTHEBUS, Rebelle Society, The Urban Howl, Cultural Weekly, Public Poetry Series, Literary Mama, and California Quarterly, among many others including a Blue Mountain Arts Poetry Prize and this year tied First Place for Dandelion Press Micro Fiction Contest. Recently she has finished a first novel and is at work on second. Lisa studied with author Carolyn See at UCLA where she received a Bachelors in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis. A story editor and consultant, she also conducts creative writing workshops in the Los Angeles area.