Ran wild and fast /ran right / into anorexia’s arms / rice cakes and an apple a day /the doctors stayed away / swallowed bright pink / pills / shat out anything / that passed / her lips / played this game till she was twenty-five and / bored / married young / divorced / young / lost / eight pounds / the weekend he walked out / waited for the police / the lawyer / the restraining order / found herself at twenty-nine finally / found the city to call / home found a food / to love without complications / found a place to run less / wild and fast / but finally / free
Courtney LeBlanc is the author of Beautiful & Full of Monsters (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press), chapbooks All in the Family (Bottlecap Press) and The Violence Within (Flutter Press). She is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Riot in Your Throat, an independent poetry press. She has her MBA from University of Baltimore and her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. She loves nail polish, tattoos, and a soy latte each morning. Read her publications on her blog: www.wordperv.com. Follow her on twitter: @wordperv, and IG: @wordperv79.
Edward Michael Supranowicz has had artwork and poems published in the US and other countries. Both sides of his family worked in the coalmines and steel mills of Appalachia.