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Furious in July by Catie Wiley

flames creep up my veins,

sizzle with smothered rage,

and all I ever say is:

what a nice day for a barbecue!

fist clenched and grinning,

I fire up the grill,

and pretend to be tranquil.


Catie Wiley (she/her) is a lesbian poet from Maryland. She likes to juggle fruit in her spare time. She's a poetry reader for the winnow magazine. Find her on twitter @catiewiley.

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