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Moon Shavings

by Candice Kelsey


This earth

is a cement-mixer

in constant motion

My heart

the construction site

inert and fallow


are the moon

cool fingers of light

carving into wetness

before I harden

Like flour

becoming loaf

or a moon a month

all year long

CANDICE KELSEY's work has appeared in such journals as Poet Lore, The Cortland Review, and North Dakota Quarterly -- also, several of her pieces have been incorporated into 3-D art installations. She was a finalist for Poetry Quarterly's Rebecca Lard Award and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in nonfiction. Her first book of poetry, Still I am Pushing, will release March 3rd (Finishing Line Press). An educator of 20 years' standing with her Master's in Literature from LMU, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children where she writes her blog “Don’t Nachus ‘Til You Try Us.”


December 2019

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