your blue eyes pull me
to wide-open spaces
a gallop into the sunset
“The End” towards a distant beginning
but I’m no cowgirl and prefer
you tidy up mister and knock at my door
hat in hand, bearing gifts, seriously
Janet Butler teaches Test Prep in San Francisco and lives in Alameda with Fulmi, a lovely Spaniel mix she rescued in Italy where she lived for many years, and brought back with her. Some current or forthcoming publications are Pirene's Fountain, The Chaffey Review, The Rampallian, North Chicago Review, Miller's Pond, Poetalk, and Ascent Aspirations. "Searching for Eden" was published by Finishing Line Press in January, 2012. "Upheaval" was one of three winning selections in Red Ochre Lit's 2012 Chapbook Contest. One of her drawings was chosen as cover art for the Winter, 2013 issue of Poetalk, the poetry journal of the Berkeley Bay Area Poets' Coalition. She is moderator of the monthly Lit Night at Julie's Coffee & Tea Garden in Alameda.