Work can either be found or is upcoming in: Verse Libre Quarterly, Snow Monkey, Erosha, 3rd Muse, SubtleTea, Ink Mag, Wilmington Blues, and Stick Your Neck Out. First full length poetry collection "the sometimes girl" has also recently been released and is available at <<Inner Circle Publishing>> and


The Boy Who Got Away

lend me your lips,
you sweet, saucy kisser

and I'll add a little
spank to your life.

Poor boy, you almost
got away, didn't you?

But, then I showed a little leg.

It was just like
a cell door slamming shut.

The bang of cold steel
on cold steel must have
proved too much.

Copyright © 2004 Lisa Zaran