The 2River View 20.4 (Summer 2016)

Jane Stephens Rosenthal

He never took care
of the blood.
It didn't bother 

She stole
the shirt. 
She wore it. 

Bit by bit
the moon left

She took her
underwear off. 

He put them
in his pocket. 
He brought them
to her. 

She drove past
the battlefields. 

He slipped in
to her dreams. 
Hand underneath 
her dress. 

He slipped out. 

His cat showed 
up with kittens.

for Laura

there is
coffee and bread
and milk.

No longer needing
to make the self
an offering. 

It rains.

Jane Stephens Rosenthal is a poet and actress living in Los Angeles. Last year she wrote several of the librettos for the widely reviewed Hopscotch: A Mobile Opera. She is currently in pre-production for her film No One Ever Said They Wanted To Be A Heroin Addict When They Grew Up. websitecontact

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