Poetry from Virginia Laurie

Photo: Vita Marija Murenaite

Aloe vera

She comes in like aloe
on fried cheeks, all the
sand behind my ear finally
rinsed away, she is all
flowing, pebbles in shoe
unstuck, all the air, mint,
unstuck.

We take care of each other
for free.
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Virginia Laurie studies English at Washington & Lee University. She has published in Apricity Magazine, South Florida Poetry Journal, Phantom Kangaroo, Cathexis Northwest Press, and more. Find her online at virginialaurie.com.

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