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Marie C Lecrivain
April 2017
   

 

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    Marie C Lecrivain is the executive editor and publisher of poeticdiversity: the litzine of Los Angeles, a photographer, and a writer in residence at her apartment.
    Her prose and poetry have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies, including: Edgar Allen Poetry Journal, The Los Angeles Review, Nonbinary Review, Gargoyle, Spillway, Orbis, A New Ulster, and others.
    Marie's newest poetry chapbook of poetry, Fourth Planet From the Sun, (© 2017 Rum Razor Press), is available through Amazon.com. She's an associate fiction/essay editor for The The Good Works Review, and the editor of several anthologies including Octavia's Brood: Words and Art inspired by O.E. Butler (© 2014 Sybaritic Press), and Rubicon: Words and Art Inspired by Oscar Wilde's "De Profundis" (© 2015 Sybaritic Press).
    Marie's avocations include photography; meditation; Libers CCXX and XV; marmosets; Christopher Eccleston, H.P. Lovecraft, and Sean Bean (depending on what day of the week it is); her co-owned cat Puff; expensive handbags; the number seven, and sensual tributes upon her neck from male artists-except male poets, who only write about it.

    "Writing is like having sex with a beautiful freak; adventurous and uncomfortable to the extreme." - m. lecrivain 2004

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The Chatelaine of Lyonesse

You're the earthly part of me
I don't publicly acknowledge,
the one who keeps the wheels
of my domain turning while
I rule from the summit of my ego.

I've always been aligned with
the rise and fall of the sun,
as stated in my natal legacy,
but all the parts of a body
need care, prosperity, and
medals pinned to the chest
with pomp and ceremony.

What would I do without you,
who clears the ground of stones
and puddles, guides me through
the lean and excess, and quietly
exiles naysayers to the shadows?

What would I do without you,
my steadfast savior, dearer to me
than all the rest - you -
the key to my kingdom?


(previously published in The Cadence Collection,, Dec. 2016)

copyright 2017 Marie C Lecrivain