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Self-Portrait as a Tornado

Kelli Lage

Self one lies in a ditch.

Self two rearranges

her spine.

Rain water adopts

my blood. Waxing,


balancing lightning on limbs.

Kelli Lage is a poetry reader for Bracken Magazine and Best of the Net nominated poet. Lage's work has appeared in Maudlin House, The Lumiere Review, Welter Journal, and elsewhere. Website:

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