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Kyla Houbolt: a poem

Does he read his reviews?

Even though they're not all ripe

6.79 is not a bad price

for a pound of cherries.

I make a note to add this

to the review of God

I'm writing. I am pretty sure

I can find him listed

on Amazon. I'll probably give

five stars, because we all know

flattery helps to soften

the hardest heart

and a little mercy now

wouldn't be a bad thing at all.

Kyla Houbolt's first chapbook, Dawn's Fool, is available from IceFloe Press. Most of her published work can be found on her Linktree: and she is on Twitter here: @luaz_poet.


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