A new poem by alumna and current Beebe Fellow Colleen Abel (poetry, ’04) appears online in the Superstition Review: 


You carry nine planets in a watering can
We’ve explained about Pluto      we even
watch a cartoon where the Big
Eight pariah their littlest
brother in a chorale of scowls

The planets sleep with us in the Big
Bed      they bathe     (Your book
tells you Saturn     swollen with helium
would float in Earth water     it does)

You say
You live on Earth     your father
lives on Earth     I live on Mars
and I feel it    breathing the dust

Finish reading online at Superstition Review. 

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