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WOMAN WITH A GREEN OLIVE, FLOATING

by Lori McGinn

Mom,

Do you remember?

There was that time

You were all fashion savvy,

With your martini,

your fancy cigarette holder?

Pall Mall cigarette poised.

There was a pool, a party,

Me, at the bottom of the pool

looking up, wondering when to breathe.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lori McGinn is a mom, grandma, baker of cookies, visual artist, and writer of poems. A native of Whittier, California, her work has appeared in several anthologies and her chapbook, Waiting, was published as a part of the Laguna Poets Series.

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“Woman with a Green Olive, Floating” and other poetry by Lori McGinn will appear in the Silver Birch Press Green Anthology — a collection of poetry and prose from more than 50 authors around the world — available March 15, 2013.

Photo: “Classic Martini” by Ken Johnson, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED