Umbrella’s lighter offshoot

Laura Garrison

grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania, and currently lives in Maryland with her husband Justin.

Some of her other work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Puffin Circus,  Light Verse Quarterly, Defenestration, Turtle Quarterly, and The Northville Review.

She enjoys climbing trees and taking naps.

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All the Mold Can Stay (With apologies to Robert Frost)

Nature’s worst green is mold;
Between tiles it takes hold.
With bleach I scrub the shower,
But then, within an hour,
Relief subsides to leaf;
So bathtubs sink to grief.
So, in defeat, I say:
All the mold can stay.