Unsheltering In Kansas City                                               by Annie Klier Newcomer 

My husband bought me a motorcycle today
with the idea that we can pack our things  
into tidy bundles, rev up motors,  
already having found someone to love,  
and leave the pandemic behind.  
We plan to outrace the upcoming   
hotspot of our present-day existence,  
when we zoom off into a blazing   
saddles' prairie sunset.  

Annie Newcomer teaches poetry classes at the University of Kansas Medical Center's Turning Point—a place for hope and healing for people suffering with chronic health problems. Her North Stars series shares interviews with poets and writers and Annie's own experiences through writing.
Editor-in-Chief Laura Lee Washburn is the Director of Creative Writing at Pittsburg State University in Kansas, and the author of This Good Warm Place: 10th Anniversary Expanded Edition (March Street) and Watching the Contortionists (Palanquin Chapbook Prize).  Her poetry has appeared in such journals asTheNewVerse.News, Carolina Quarterly, Ninth Letter, The Sun, and Valparaiso Review.  Harbor Review’s microchap prize is named in her honor.  

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