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Brianna Flavin is a poet from Saint Paul, Minnesota. She is a Loft Mentor

Series fellow, an aspiring master gardener, and a volunteer poetry mentor

with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. Her poems can be found in

TIMBER, Waxwing Literary Journal, The Nashville Review, the Mid-American

Review and others.


discordant I

on the morning you texted

shut my kitchen door on the baby’s wails

two steps and I’m garden, I’m maiden

with a basket for a

lonely prince I love / a purpose

that makes me fairylike, nipping

the rightherbs / the rightflowers I bird my fingersthrough

purple fragrances

sewing the magics together, all I know how,

just a sprig

these stars for you.

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