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Editor's Note



Three Poems
by Lynette Esposito

For the Love of Yellow Wallpaper

She became room bound inside her mind;
her hero fainted when he saw.
Time passes.
Thought crept behind the design.

She knew condescending love
And it was yellow.

Black Roses

Emily loved a northern man
Who understood seasons in a different way.
It was not her fault she had daddy issues
Or had to close her doors to public judgment.
I would have done the same…
Sex is a preference no matter how many
Silken hairs lay testimony on the indented pillow case,
nor how much dust records the passage of time,
Nor how black the roses.

I Cannot Hear You

Standing over there
Muttering under your breath
I just asked you what you wanted for dinner
A simple evening question from a loving wife.
Not you…no love…just feed me, make decisions…
the right ones…don”t question…don’t ask…
don’t love.

Lynette G. Esposito, MA,Rutgers, has been published in Readers Digest, The Philadelphia Inquirer, US1, Princeton Women's Newspaper, Cappers, Delaware Valley Magazine, Focus, Writers Journal, literary magazines and others. She has read her poetry at Rutgers University, Borders, Barns and Noble, as well as The Medford Arts Center.  (no tomatoes were thrown). She has won awards for her poetry, fiction, and photography and has served as workshop leader and judge for the county Teen Arts Festival.  Esposito is the author of Hello, Mr. Bus Driver, The People I Carry With Me,  Whisper Me a Love Poem and God Bless Fathers. She lives with her husband, Attilio,  in Mount Laurel, NJ and is an adjunct professor of English at Burlington County College.

Copyright 2011, Lynette G. Esposito. © This work is protected under the U.S. copyright laws. It may not be reproduced, reprinted, reused, or altered without the expressed written permission of the author.