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Beth Brody

Beth Brody (she/her) was awarded an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is currently doing post-graduate work in poetry. Beth won the 2018 Writer’s Digest Poetry Award, placed second in the CT Poetry Society Nutmeg Awards 2023, and has poetry published in a dozen journals and anthologies. She was a Contributor in Poetry at the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference 2022. Beth’s writing dream is to have her poems thumbtacked to a reader’s bulletin board as daily inspiration.

The Geode

  • Beth Brody 
  • 1 min read

Under armadillo armorrough torn patchesiron tough. Beneath taut scarsabraded tissue tornto compost fodder. Down, down into dark –cry to sleep, count sheep,dashed dreams and nightmares: childhood locked away in congealed memories which longfor light, fresh aira taste of freedom from their rancid selves. Chip away concretionary surfaces.Run barefoot through the violet crystalcenter of my heart.

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