Thick With Conviction - A Poetry Journal
thick with conviction a poetry journal

Carol Lynn Grellas

At the Molecular Level

He thought if she held his tears
she might be swayed to mischievous

behavior, increasing the odds of their soon
to be tryst. And the feeling of tenterhooks

an exhausting dilemma, all those butterflies
banging their wings through his horny

stomach. After all heíd read about mice,
how the male are weepers releasing

pheromones the ladies just canít resist.
But when he cried, she thought his eyes

were bathed in sorrow instead of lust
and her heart became immune

to the thrust of his pelvis for fear
his vulnerability gave her an unfair

advantage, something he hadnít planned

Carol Lynn Grellas is a six-time Pushcart nominee and a 2010 Best of the Net nominee. She is the author of seven chapbooks with her latest collection of poems: Epistemology of an Odd Girl, forthcoming from March Street Press. She lives El Dorado Hills California.


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December 2011


Russ Brickey
Jackson Burgess
Robert Demaree
James H. Duncan
Carol Lynn Grellas
Paul Hostovsky
Seif-Eldeine Och
Jane Olivier
Timothy Pilgrim
Russell Rowland
M. Travis Walsh