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  December 2009
volume 7 number 3
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  home   (archived)
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  Renae Andruse
  Mike Berger, Ph.D.
  Tom Berman
  Lynne Bronstein
  Lisa Cheby
  Charles Claymore
  Gloria Derge
  Martin Dickinson
  Jon Epstein
  Heather Fowler
  Janice Gero
  Kenneth Gurney
  Peycho Kanev
  Russ Kazmierczak
  Tammy Ho Lai-Ming
  Marie Lecrivain
  Radomir Luza
  Stefanie Maclin
  Hyatt Mason
  Christopher Mulrooney
  Sergio Ortiz
  Daniel Romo
  Wanda Vanhoy Smith
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Renae Andruse
December 2009



art by leigh white

    Renae Andruse is a rising poetess in the Orlando and North Florida areas. In addition to being a student, Renae attends poetry slams as well as attempting to start her own in North Florida. She has been previously published in the Flagler Review, as well as the Orlando Sentinel, and considers herself to be a mistress to the metaphor.



On Reaching Your Voicemail

Leaving a message after the tone,
here, is complicated, like algebra.
You plus y silence times x recorded message
equals my eternal bumbling.

I navigate my way around clingy
like I stumble to find your variables;
your heart is a quadratic equation,

but my personality is Pythagorus' theorem.
Our exponents only meet at seldom intervals.

I finally leave a message of pi--

it goes on longer than necessary.

copyright 2009 Renae Andruse