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Susan Milchman

Just One Breath Away

is all it ever is

& the world

will swallow you whole

hold you in its briny mouth

like a bright jewel

or a river stone

or maybe a tiny blue ocean

of faraway stars

burning itself out

like yesterday’s dream

Susan Milchman’s poetry has appeared in The Journal, Stirring, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, SWWIM Every Day, Feral: A Journal of Poetry and Art, Rust+Moth, Rogue Agent and elsewhere. Her first chapbook Mascara, Boobs & Headbands is forthcoming from Porkbelly Press, 2024. Susan’s poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net and her published work can be found at Find her on Instagram @susan.milchman

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