Rochelle Hope Mehr
The Underbelly
How do I step out of shadow
When I am the undercurrent lugging
The umbrage taken
The undertow tugging
The undertone
of the subjective, subjunctive
subversive poem:

The underbelly of
the least exposed
and most susceptible
to the prod

Rochelle Hope Mehr 's poetry has appeared in various print and online publications including The Bayou Review, Comrades e-zine,Wired Art from Wired Hearts, Ibbetson Street Press, Blood and Fire Review, and Fauquier Poetry Journal.
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