Daydreaming is roller skating backwards to a couples’ song with a red jean banana bag—alone, not thinking—tons of lights on iodine-looking walls. Wallflower girl couples and the County Fair daisies, roses on their cheeks crack when I go by so my banana bag spills: broken roll-on strawberry gloss, bummed bong, red twelve-toothed pocket comb, thong…. [Read More]
Carolyn Hembree’s poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Indiana Review, and Jubilat. “Eyecandy at Fifteen” is part of a book-length manuscript, Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague. She lives in New Orleans.