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Joy Gaines-Friedler: Domestic Violence

When she said,
      this wasn’t supposed to happen to me,
a tray crashed—I heard someone laugh
(at my own failed marriage?)

August 23, 2021 · 4 Comments

Joy Gaines-Friedler: Detroit

I think of the sound of factories in the voice
of an old boyfriend from The Cass Corridor –
cocoon of his attic bedroom, mattress on the floor,
candle light and books in that long season of snow

February 17, 2021 · 12 Comments

Joy Gaines-Friedler: Winter, Go Ahead

see the moon lay its Templar light
over everything
even the swing-set in its cold metal

December 23, 2020 · 11 Comments

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