Egon Schiele's Lovers

The solitary

no matter how
roots tangle

we know so little
of each other,

What tells the hand,
the foot?

What is
this intimacy

than a sheet?

Lois Marie Harrod’s most recent collection is a chapbook And She Took the Heart (Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press, 2016). Her 13th and 14th poetry collections, Fragments from the Biography of Nemesis (Cherry Grove Press) and the chapbook How Marlene Mae Longs for Truth (Dancing Girl Press) appeared in 2013. The Only Is won the 2012 Tennessee Chapbook Contest (Poems & Plays), and Brief Term, a collection of poems about teachers and teaching was published by Black Buzzard Press, 2011 She is widely published in literary journals and online ezines from American Poetry Review. www.loismarieharrod.org