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Mark J. Mitchell

Mark J. Mitchell’s most recent collection is Something to Be from Pski’s Porch.  He’s fond of baseball, Miles Davis, and Dante. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Joan Juster where he points out pretty things.  His pronouns are he/him.

Why I Shave

Because some evenings

her head nods over work

it’s most important

that no rough chin scratch

her tender neck or distract

her from my small kisses.

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