women / we return / very late / and almost very early / and quietly / I bend / I do not want to / ask for leniency / make apologies / I want a girl / even more young than me / to tell the hero: / “I must correct you / I did not invent blame”
Alicia Turner holds an MA in English and is a grant writer & storyteller. She can be found writing confessional, conversational poetry in an over-priced apartment somewhere in WV. Her work is featured or forthcoming in Four Lines (4lines), CTD’s ‘Pen-2-Paper’ project, Voicemail Poems, FreezeRay Poetry, Drunk Monkeys, Luna Luna, Defunkt Magazine, époque press, Space City Underground Magazine The Daily Drunk, Sybil Journal, ExPat Press, among others.
image: MM Kaufman