03/22/2011

Beware men built in cities of sling-shot       sun,
the rays of light that ricochet
off the canyons in their eyes.

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

“Girl Lesson #4” contains a phrase I wrote while in Denver for AWP in 2010: “city of sling-shot sun.” As I’d been working on this series of “Girl Lessons,” that phrase morphed into something more gender related. I knew I wanted to touch on the warnings girls receive about certain types of men but I wanted something less cliched than biker bad boys and high school dropouts. Those urban men with the sun bouncing around in their eyes fit the bill.

BIO:

Sandy Longhorn is the author of Blood Almanac (Anhinga Press). New poems are forthcoming or have appeared in Anti-, Lake Effect, Redivider, Spillway, and elsewhere. Longhorn lives in Little Rock, is an Arkansas Arts Council fellow, and blogs at Myself the only Kangaroo among the Beauty.
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