Monday, July 14, 2014

Cassandra Dallett featured Monday 7/21

7/21/14 Cassanda Dallett

Cassandra Dallett lives in Oakland, CA. Cassandra writes of a counter culture childhood in Vermont and her punk rock adolescence in the San Francisco Bay Area. She hasbeen published widely online and in print magazines such as Slip Stream, Sparkle and Blink, Criminal Class Review, Chiron Review and Out Of Our. A full-length book of poetry Wet Reckless will be released from Manic D Press in the spring of 2014.

Baby I Was Born To Run

As soon as I learned to walk stripped my clothes off
into the woods I’d go
my nakedness on the mossy rocks
and the needle pine beds
My parents were high a kitchen full of fools
with six packs and joints to smoke
and I would be out there
in the leaves the dappled light
I knew the names of jack in the pulpits and columbine
the places where trees grew close around me
played in empty hunting camps and abandoned cars
my runaway episodes were legend
a crowd of long hairs fanning out calling my name
down the road and through the trees
they’d find me
curled in sleep under the ferns by the pond.

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