THE COUNTESS OF FLATBROKE by Mary Meriam
Rose is the source of my quick and my calm.
Bread is the fortune crisscrossing my palm.
Meriam makes us understand this persona’s plight, her poignant knowledge that one must be brave and learn to survive—and we can't help but admire the considerable wit and acute perceptions that emerge from that difficult knowledge.
(LILLIAN FADERMAN / author: Surpassing The Love of Men)
Staple Bound Chapbook
Originally published by Modern Metrics Press