Thursday, 29 November 2018

Sibling Rivalry

by Alexis Rhone Fancher

I grew roses the size of
insurmountable odds.
Hers were bigger,
smelled sweeter.
I had a child.
She had two.
Mine died.

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Published in Red Flag Poetry, Feb. 2018 (postcard).

Alexis Rhone Fancher is published in The Best American Poetry 2016, Verse Daily, Plume, 
Rattle, Literary Mama, Diode, Pirene’s Fountain, Tinderbox, Nashville Review, and elsewhere. 
She’s the author of four poetry collections; How I Lost My Virginity To Michael Cohen and 
other heart stab poems, (2014), State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies, (2015), Enter Here, (2017), 
and Junkie Wife, (2018). A multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, Alexis is poetry editor of Cultural Weekly. 

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