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Romance Under Razor Wire

Laura Saint Martin

Chasing that last sunset of you under

 battened-down fences, I can’t not love

 your splendid disdain, your regal shuffle

 through a refurbished universe, our voices

more real than lights and alarms.

I’m a puppet in the clutch of these drugs.

 Just a kiss, a ribbon of smoke.

 Just one more moon.

Laura Saint Martin is a semi-retired psychiatric technician, grandmother, jewelry artist, and poet. She is working on a mystery/women’s fiction series about a mounted equestrian patrol in Southern California. She has an Associate of Arts, and uses her home-grown writing skills to influence, agitate, and amuse others. She lives in Rancho Cucamonga, CA with her family and numerous spoiled pets, and has dedicated her golden years to learning what, exactly, a Cucamonga is. She works at Patton State Hospital and for She can be contacted at

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