Erin Dorney

Yeah, It’s A Little Feminine, But

it touches the crux of me
like some curse the world is making—
on the fly, convoluted—
and I don’t take any of it back
but it seems there’s something
happening within me
just now,
for the first time.

 

Source: “A rough-edged action hero” by Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times, June 26, 2011

 

 

 

 

Erin Dorney is cofounder of FEAR NO LIT and volunteers with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. Her debut collection of poetry I Am Not Famous Anymore: Poems after Shia LaBeouf is available for pre-order from Mason Jar Press.