How nice
To have the power
To let one face out
The back door
While your better half
Heeds the mirror’s invitation
Brings wine and small talk
To the guests

Lily Beaumont’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including Prolit, Molecule: A Tiny Lit Mag, and Crow & Cross Keys. She holds an MA in English from Brandeis University and currently lives in Central Texas, where she works as a curriculum/study guide developer and editor in order to maintain her cats in their accustomed lifestyle.

You can see more from Lily in 10.1

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