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Autumn 2007, vol 5 no 3


L. Teresa Church


rose garden
mama parcels my hair
into plaits
  boxing gloves --
beefsteak tomatoes dangle
in sunlight
we sprinkle shirts
while the flatirons heat
morning mist
  frogs croak
in the shallows
water jugs
catching dust

L. Teresa Church L. Teresa Church resides in Durham, North Carolina and is a native of Virginia. She is a playwright, freelance writer, quilter, poet, library professional, and member of the Carolina African American Writers' Collective. Her writings have appeared in publications such as Southern Theatre; Fertile Ground; The Saracen Literary Magazine; BMa: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review; Word and Witness: One Hundred Years of North Carolina Poetry; Sauti Mpya: The Literary magazine of the Sonja Haynes Stone Black Cultural Center; Exquisite Reaction; Moonwort Review; Nocturnes (Re)view of the Literary Arts; Drumvoices Revue; and Black Arts Quarterly. In 1989, Church won the North Carolina Arts Council's Playwrights Fellowship for her third play, "ONE DAY WHEN I WAS LOST."