Suzanne Nielsen

Suzanne Nielsen, a native of St. Paul, Minnesota, teaches writing at Metropolitan State University.  Her poetry, fiction and essays appear in literary journals nationally and internationally; some of these include Mid-America Poetry Review, Identity Theory, The Pedestal,  Word Riot and 580 Split. Nielsen holds a Doctorate in Education from Hamline University. 

Stop and take your temperature; tie a rope around the
daunting cloud that insists of hovering above you before
sleep sets in and hunger knows no marrow.

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It hurts you to talk about it
but it hurts you more to not talk about it
or
is that therapy gibberish?

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