Maureen Alsop, Ph.D., is the author of Later, Knives & Trees (Negative Capability Press 2014); Mirror Inside Coffin (WordTech Communications 2015); Mantic (Augury Books 2013); Apparition Wren (Main Street Rag 2007); and several chapbooks. She is the winner of the Tony Quagliano International Poetry Award through the Hawaii Council for the Humanities, Harpur Palate’s Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry and The Bitter Oleander’s Frances Locke Memorial Poetry Award. Her poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize on six occasions, and have appeared in various journals including The Laurel Review, AGNI, Blackbird, Tampa Review, Action Yes, Drunken Boat, and The Kenyon Review. Collaborative poems with poet, Joshua Gottlieb Miller have recently appeared on Verse Daily. Her translations of the poetry of Juana de Ibarbourou (Uruguay, 1892-1979) and Mario Domínguez Parra are available through Poetry Salzburg Review. She teaches online with the Poetry Barn. This poem owes thanks to Brenda Hammack.