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Susan Terris


Not you love but Upper Grant Avenue
Gone the bead store and postcard place

Gone the Co-Existence Bagel Shop
Secondhand clothes the Italians the Beats

Now as we two walk along near dusk
There’s 101 Music used records guitars

The right smell yes eau de weed
Yet we amble out and down to #1454

Chez Jacqueline is back at 88 Jacqueline
Still uses her beater whips up soufflés

Both savory and sweet like love not gone
But here now when we open the door

Susan Terris is a freelance editor and the author of 7 books of poetry, 17 chapbooks, 3 artist’s books, and 2 plays.  Journals include The Southern Review, Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, Poetrybay, and Ploughshares. Poems of hers have appeared in Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry. Her newest book is Dream Fragments, which won the Swan Scythe Press Award. Ms. Terris is editor emerita of Spillway Magazine and a poetry editor at Pedestal.