This poem was first published in Ireland's Galway Review.
D. R. James has taught college writing, literature, and peace-making for 34 years and lives in the woods outside Saugatuck, Michigan, with his wife, psychotherapist Suzy Doyle. His work appears in various magazines and anthologies, his latest of seven collections is If god were gentle (Dos Madres Press, 2017), his micro-chapbook All Her Jazz will appear soon from The Origami Poems Project, and his chapbook Surreal Expulsion will be released in the spring of 2019 by The Poetry Box. www.amazon.com/author/drjamesauthorpage
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