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  August 2010
volume 8 number 2
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  home   (archived)
  contributing poets
  Renae Andruse
  John-Patrick Ayson
  Lek Borja
  Sumiko Braun
  Terry Clark
  Christopher Coleman
  Kumari de Silva
  Chris Derrico
  Summer Griffiths
  KJ Hays
  Georgia Jones-Davis
  Eric Lawson
  Marie Lecrivain
  Noah Lederman
  Christopher Mulrooney
  Jason Neese
  David E. Patton
  Angel Uriel Perales
  Luivette Resto
  Sonya Sabanac
  Annette Sugden
  Tim Tipton
  Jessica Wilson
  Abigail Wyatt
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Kumari de Silva
August 2010



photo by maja trochimczyk

    Kumari deSilva is a writer/poet living in the mountains north of Los Angeles. She has been published in Gloom Cupboard and Creative Thought Magazine.




My inner child grew up and moved out when I was 12
All I have left is the inner grownup, who pays the bills
Drinks hot chocolate and marks things on the calendar for me.
She likes sex. So I donít always feel comfortable when
The inner child comes back to visit. Twisting her ponytail,
Chewing gum, dragging her insecurities behind her.
With everyone on their best behavior: guest room cleaned
Sheets ironed, all the playful activities kids like, are artfully
Arranged for no more than a weekend. Itís always nice
To see her, but such a relief when we hug good-bye
And can back to the x-rated nasty, the business of making money,
Walking with a purpose, contemplating the rain, sipping wine.
All the things my grown self so much prefers.

copyright 2009 Kumari de Silva