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Beware



                                                           Joan

                                                       McNerney





                                                                          If
                                                                          you touch Medusa
                                                                          her
                                                                          serpents will wrap
                                                                          themselves
                                                                          around you.
                                                                          She
                                                                          soars through water
                                                                          with
                                                                          giant wings gold fins.

                                                                          Hundreds
                                                                          of snakes
                                                                          crawling
                                                                          from her head.

                                                                          Some
                                                                          long to be near
                                                                          Medusa
                                                                          to hear her hissing
                                                                          lisping
                                                                          songs forgetful.
                                                                          She
                                                                          can suck blood from
                                                                          throats

                                                                          coiling minds
                                                                          past
                                                                          infinity before
                                                                          they
                                                                          breathe again.



                 Joan  McNerney’s  poetry  is  found  in  many  literary  magazines  such  as  Seven
                 Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Poet Warriors, Blueline, and Halcyon Days.
                 Four  Bright  Hills  Press  Anthologies,  several  Poppy  Road  Review  Journals,  and
                 numerous Spectrum Publications have accepted her work.  She has four Best of
                 the Net nominations.
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