Clever Little Green Thing

Wildflower. Bifurcated,
heart shaped,
with an appealing taper.
You grow on the outskirts
(and under the skirts)
of the Labrador Violets
you mimic.

Lynne Shapiro

Lynne Shapiro lives in Hoboken, New Jersey with her husband and now elderly turtle. She is the author of two chapbooks, Gala (Solitude Hill Press) and To Set Right (Wordtech Communications)). She co-edited Dark As A Hazel Eye: Coffee and Chocolate Poems (Ragged Sky Press) and has been included in such anthologies as Decomposition: An Anthology of Fungi Inspired Poems (Lost Horse Press) and Welcome to the Resistance, Poetry as Protest (Stockton University Press). She’s been a poet-in-residence in England, Morocco and Spain. Her ‘Drone Poem’ won first place in the Remembrance Day for Lost Species Poetry Competition in Dublin, Ireland and will soon be published as a small edition artists’ book. Her website is: