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Steady Blues

"clouds" photo by Stephen Briseño

Steady Blues

caffeinated riffs

at 7 am

old R&B

in the background

while ma smokes

a last last

cigarette window cracked

tunes seep

seeping out into sky

so blue so blue

this is how

we keep it

so blue

~ Mary Hanrahan


Mary is a writer and artist living in the middle of Michigan. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in Counseling. Her work is forthcoming in Sugar House Review, Artful Dodge, tinywords, formercactus, and elsewhere. Follow her on Twitter @marybhanrahan

Stephen Briseño is a poet and middle school English teacher. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Mentor Mixtapes, 8Poems, formercactus, Riddled with Arrows, and Right Hand Pointing. He lives in San Antonio, TX with his wife and daughter, where you can usually find them lounging at a coffee shop. Follow him on Twitter: @stephen_briseno

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