Iowa Writes

ursa any [quatrain & volta]

liam o liam o liam & june
june in liam's room
june on my lap & eggs located
in ramekins with liam's crusty bread

june o june in the winter
(is liam o'brien's cat & little spoon)
afternoons june in yr lap & purr
of the earl & my love for tea for liam for june

no urn for june but yr fiddle o liam play
when here with you without june a walk
is a query replaced with the absence of june
is roseanne confused? her runny moons her little spoon away

my any my all my all around you
we were confused & trying to get the transition down too

About Iowa Writes

Since 2006, Iowa Writes has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers (whether they have Iowa roots or live here now) and work published by Iowa journals and publishers on The Daily Palette. Iowa Writes features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction twice a week on the Palette.

In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.

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Anthony Cinquepalmi edits poetry for The Iowa Review & Friend-Loves.

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on April 28, 2015

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