Umbrella’s lighter offshoot

Ginny Kaczmarek

holds an MFA in poetry from the University of New Orleans and serves as assistant poetry editor of Literary Mama.

Her poetry and criticism appear or are forthcoming in Women’s Review of Books, The Oxford American, Measure, and  Melusine, among other journals. 

She blogs from New Orleans at Ginny’sTonic when she isn’t playing pirates with her husband and son.

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Country-Western Triolet

Never drank whiskey, never huffed glue
until it came time to forget
your leavin’ me, darlin’, lonesome and blue
then I drank whiskey and I huffed glue.
When I tried cocaine, ate pills of each hue,
they just got me deeper in debt.
Now I drink whiskey and I huff glue
’til I remember to forget.