Last week you lost your pearls
And claimed a conspiracy
Tuesday the book you assured the library you returned
Was found like teeth under your pillow
Tonight you'll look at your wedding portrait
Say, Who is that lovely girl?
Tomorrow you will lose my name.
Kindra McDonald graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College and received her MFA in poetry from Queens University of Charlotte. She teaches Introduction to Poetry at The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk, VA and is cofounder and editor of Copaiba Press. Her work has appeared in various journals to include Portfolio Weekly, The Quotable, New Fraktur Art Journal, Muddy River Poetry Review and the anthologies The Nearest Poem and Barbie in a Blender. Her book Concealed Weapons is forthcoming from ELJ Publications in 2015.