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Susan Kelly-DeWitt: Photograph of Your Father Sewing Needlepoint At Precinct Headquarters, 1956

tugging the yarn taut, as though it was
the most natural thing
in the world for a burly
detective, a tough Irish cop

October 26, 2022 · 8 Comments

Susan Kelly-DeWitt: The Moon Is Doing The Australian Crawl

my mother has worked her way up 
through the wave-rungs
of the spirit-corps’ fleshless ladder—
secretary of the afterworld

January 6, 2022 · 2 Comments

Susan Kelly-DeWitt: Autumnal Equinox

It seemed like 
everyone I knew had something 
precious to give away

September 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

Susan Kelly-DeWitt: Maybe I Have No Ideas

Eating a turkey sub from the school cafeteria
I suddenly think of the blonde woman
whose marriage is falling apart and the dark
circles under her eyes

July 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

Susan Kelly-DeWitt: Ode to Brother Roach

Slippery brother!
You are the secret bead
in the rosary of reviled
things.

November 4, 2020 · 1 Comment

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