|Autumn Sky Poetry - Number 1|
|An Ordinary Tale of Loss
She doesn’t believe in myth, her faith falters, the crucifix oozes with death,
through years, argued temptations, overcome mourning and anger,
The shriek deepens in the skull, the sharpness strips her; memories clutter
Paula Grenside (an alias for Lori Marchesin Boer) lives and works in Italy, near Venice. Her publications in Italian include two collections of poetry, a collection of short stories, and a short novel. Her poetry in English has been published in several print and online journals: Taint, Samsara, Maelstrom, SpringGazette, Bonfire, BlueFifth Review, Vestal Review, Literary Salt, and others; and two chapbooks were released in 2001: Skin Leaves and Scratches On The Windowpane. She is the Poetry and Art Editor at Avatar Review.
Recently her photographs and digital art works have appeared in: Pedestal Magazine, Niedergasse, and BlueFifth Review.
© 2006 Paula Grenside