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Lauren Eggert-Crowe

I Came Back out of Boredom

If someone wants me
out with them in the bright

possibilities I will yes.
When I'm not working

I drop ice cubes in my orchids and try not to
stare at the flat flicker of other people's

Saturdays. When I'm not working, I think
about working. I would like to dig

into a delicious failure. I would
like a dramatic gesture; song lyric tattoos.

Money is a mountain I can't
decide on. Tunnel or climb?


Lauren Eggert-Crowe
's most recent chapbook, Bitches of the Drought, was selected as runner-up in the Sundress Publications Chapbook Contest and will be published in 2017. She is the author of three other chapbooks and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior ReviewTupelo QuarterlyHorseless ReviewDIAGRAM, and elsewhere. She is the Reviews Editor for Terrain.org and serves on the leadership team for Women Who Submit.