Ava C. Cipri’s Comments
Lydia: A poem naming one of my first loves as a girl. We create a fragile sanctuary between us amidst the violence in our lives.
How I Came to This Place: Here is a struggle to be free from under anothers gaze.
Six Month Anniversary with Vermeer: Marks the six-month anniversary with a former lover using topography as a point of entry into difficult territory.
Not That Woman: One of my most risk-taking poems; it underscores loss, identity, and class issues that intensified a grappling for control.
Post-Op at Fathers Bedside: These are internal thoughts that I have yet to share with my father.
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