FNS: To A Black Cat Named Frances by AJ Oxenford

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Every Friday night we feature a short story, essay, personal narrative,
poem, spoken word, or short film for your enjoyment.

Helen Presents: a poem from AJ Oxenford


My neighbor’s black cat
taught me to dance,
all wiggles and tailflips
and jumping through air.

How long has it been?
Since I last loved
someone
besides myself?
I’ll ask my dear Frances
next time I see him.


AJ Oxenford just completed her MFA at Creighton University and currently resides in Omaha, NE. She is currently working on her first novel and a chapbook-length collection of poetry.

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