For The Eighth-Grade Girl Writing Love Lyrics

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There is a line you will cross
in the ninth grade or the tenth
quick slip of judgment, addling after
The Boyboy you wrote about in eighth grade. That
boy or a different boy will stir you if you
let him tell you what you want to believe. Study his
rhythms and those of the agent, coach, or music
marketer telling you how to dress, who you ought
to be between the measures before your body
becomes someone else's body
not the bright-eyed blessed and
testy one you need for your first album
and all the ones thereafter

Selected Works

Poetry
Chautauqua Poetry Contest Finalist
A tribute to land and those who honor it
view from a model
a poem about soldiering
A whimsical look at the art world
Fiction
This excerpt from Gahlís first novel was a Glimmer Train finalist in the Very Short Fiction competition.
Short Story
A one-night stand between an overweight dancer and a disc jockey creates some serendipitous issues.

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