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Self-Portrait as Maidenhair Fern

Stephanie K. Merrill

Draping over

          Jackie O’s casket

I bear water

          but do not drown.

Stephanie K. Merrill (she / her) is a retired high school English teacher. Her poems have been published in THE RISE UP REVIEW, FERAL: A JOURNAL OF POETRY AND ART, UCITY REVIEW, MOIST POETRY JOURNAL, DEAR POETRY JOURNAL, ONE ART, and elsewhere. Stephanie K. Merrill is a Pushcart Prize nominee. She lives in Austin, Texas.

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