Geography is not important.

Everywhere

is the operative word.

 

Bared soul.

Barefoot.

Bare.

 

Tread carefully.

Mind your underbelly.

Be a turtle.

 

Carry the essence

in your hold-all.

No roots allowed

past the security check.

They can see with

their X-ray machines.

 

You carry

a sharp, merciless

switchblade

made of stainless

grief.

 

 

*’Heimweh’ is more than ‘Nostalgia’

 

Rose Mary Boehm

A German-born UK national, Rose Mary Boehm lives Lima, Peru. Author of one full-length poetry collection and two chapbooks, her work has been widely published in mostly US poetry journals. Her latest full-length poetry MS, ‘The Rain Girl’, has been accepted for publication in June 2020 by Blue Nib. Her poem, ‘Old Love’s Sonnet’, has been nominated for a Pushcart by Shark Reef Journal where it was published in the Summer of 2019.

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