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Louise Mathias

By September 26th, 2020No Comments

Confused about Beauty in Blythe

Botanical sister, diaphanous trauma,

some dusks look


like inner thighs

when you’ve ridden so long… Girl moons


move while you watch them—alone


at the river, set

in a scent storm of jasmine,

a Budweiser can.


Missing my

indicator species”


his cattail hair, bad-water eyes.

Which, of many pinks was now becoming?





Louise-Mathias-Dream-Pop-PressLouise Mathias is the author of two books of poems, Lark Apprentice (New Issues Press) and The Traps (Four Way Books). She lives in Joshua Tree, California.