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Jane C. Miller


I didn’t know love came

with asterisks. That’s the lesson.


Violets wild on the lawn, scars

a million stars make in the dark—


our mistakes accumulate.

Why have I let them


guide me? Tell me why

I always confuse know


with no, my tongue that

staples the soft lamb’s ear.

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Jane C. Miller’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, RHINO, and Bellevue Literary Review. A winner of the Naugatuck River Review Narrative Poetry Contest and two fellowships from the Delaware Division of the Arts, Miller is co-author of the poetry collection, Walking the Sunken Boards (Pond Road Press, 2019) and an editor of the online poetry journal, Quartet (

Bear Review


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