I Worship

Figure female from
earth’s curves shaped
by centuries
My goddess is

not a Rapunzel
sheds hair like snakeskin
older than Lilith, your Eve,
swells in boiling sea

wanes only
as the moon’s amber sphere
fertile, growing again

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Keri Withington

Keri Withington

Keri Withington is an English faculty member at Pellissippi State Community College. Her current interests include gender studies, language registers, adventures in the Smoky Mountains, and political poetry. Her poems have appeared in other journals including Blue Fifth Review, Snapdragon Journal, and Miscreant.
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