Throwback Thursday

Happy Thursday Medusa fans! We hope you are enjoying the beautiful day by spending some time outside with a good book. If you are in the mood for some poetry, you’re in luck! If you missed our last post, feel free to read it here! Today we bring more great poetry from a past issue of the Laughing Medusa.

As part of the celebration for our new online home this year, we’ve started featuring a selection of some of our favorite pieces from previous print issues of our magazine. Each piece has been selected by a member of our Editorial Council, who’ve been kind enough to tell us why they love it (and why they hope you will, too). If this week’s choice or any others leave you wanting more—and we hope they do—be sure to check out the full version of our latest issue, now available online under that “Our Current Issue” tab you’ll find above.

This week, the featured poem is Doubt by Colleen Reynolds, found in the Spring 2016 publication, and was chosen by Sonja Goldman.

Here is what she has to say about it:

This poem’s tone is what really caught my eye. Colleen is able to create such a whimsical mood while also staying grounded in real life. In such a short amount of space, Colleen perfectly describes the feelings of doubt while associated with the unknown. Something as simple as fortune cookie strips can lead to such profound emotions when we explore our own minds.

Read on for the full poem:


Last week I plugged these two ears
with the spines of shell-shaped cookies
I broke at a table on Mott and Bayard:

wisps of confetti
left at the bottom of my vanity

same spot,
different fortune.

It’s only ten minutes on foot,
but I always forget the way back
from that puddle in Chinatown.



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