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Fool for Love 
by Lin A. Nulman

fixed up                                                to carry
night, which she            was
which
col-
lapsed. She had never
might
everything
rattled
dark-blue
an old pair
gone so far
out,                                                            rescued            from
looking.
spectacles with no            them.                                                Found
once in her                                    and now
she thought
back                                                at herself            the
mirror
very pleased. Then she ran                                    the steps
behind her.

SOURCE: “Fool for Love” by Lin A. Nulman is based on page 41 of Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh (Dell Yearling, 2001).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lin A. Nulman received her MFA from American University and teaches at Bunker Hill Community College. Her poetry has appeared in Spare Change News, Folio, BlackWater Review, Tanka Splendor, and the anthology Regrets Only from Little Pear Press, and is forthcoming in Pudding Magazine. She has also written theater reviews and the article “Performing Portraits” for the arts web site Big, Red and Shiny.com.