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Walking home on the Upper East Side one day, I saw an older woman standing in front of a small apartment building. She was throwing bread crumbs to little birds that were hopping around slowly and pecking at them...

There is an episode of Good Times wherein the father, James Evans, spanks a teenager for misbehaving. Afterwards, James’s wife Florida says to the young man, “He beats you because he loves you...”

Deep inside of me -

the whole pregnancy

He kicked: my fetus -

a little boy

I didn't know at the time

He reigned my every thought

by just a slight twist and hiccup...



Katerina Canyon is a 2020 Pushcart Prize Nominee. Her stories have been published in New York Times and Huffington Post. From 2000 to 2003, she served as the Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga. During that time, she started a poetry festival and ran several poetry readings.

She was featured in the Los Angeles Times and was awarded the Montesi Award from Saint Louis University in 2011, 2012, and 2013. She has published multiple chapbooks and an album.

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