{A Bumbershoot Special Feature}

Antonia Clark

works for a medical software company in Burlington, Vermont.

A former creative writing instructor, she’s currently co-administrator of an online poetry forum, The Waters.

She has published poetry and short fiction in The Chimaera, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, The Missouri Review, MiPOesias, Rattle, and elsewhere.

She loves French travel, food, and wine, and plays French café music on a sparkly purple accordion.

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Brain Teaser

You know me well for I’m your own.
I’ll never leave you all alone.

You change me, following your heart,
but keep me open if you’re smart.

Sometimes you give a piece of me
to those who lack civility.

I have an eye, I have an ear.
In me is everything you fear.

I make you sad, I make you glad,
but if you lose me, you’ll be mad!