Ophelia Laughs – Kate Falvey

as the crow-flowers tickle and the nettles prick
her remembrances.
she is a river of dream purpling the shadows
of overhanging branches as,
mermaid-like a while, she buoys herself up
with flow and flight,
no more the awkward baggage of a boy
with clanking ghostly chains for brains.

Kate Falvey’s work has been published in an eclectic array of journals and anthologies, including the Mysteries issue of Deep Overstock; in a full-length collection, The Language of Little Girls (David Robert Books); and in two chapbooks. She edits the 2 Bridges Review, published through City Tech/CUNY, where she teaches, and is an associate editor for the Bellevue Literary Review.

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