The Cleave Poetry Webzine [ISSN: 1758-9223]

Balancing Equation by Victoria Rivas

In submission on January 16, 2009 at 9:15 pm
                    Tasha talks out - it smells like 
                        tricks to stop - old women 
                 solving equations - in this classroom
    it is more important than - you think I’m
stopping insolent comments - talking about you
                           I ignore her - innocent look
             my expression stern - narrows into a smirk


Victoria Rivas has been published in many journals including Bogg, Connecticut River Review, Caprice, Common Ground Review, and the Journal of Asian Martial Arts; and in the anthologies Working Hard for the Money from Bottom Dog Press and Along the Lake from Ye Olde Font Shoppe. She has one chapbook Doing Laundry, and is working on a new book, Yo Miss! I Need a Pencil which includes poetry and prose.

Victoria was on the board of directors for the The 8th Annual National Poetry Slam Championship & 1997 Connecticut Poetry Festival, and the 2001 and 2003 Connecticut Poetry Festivals. She was also an alternate on the 1998 CT Slam Team.

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  1. Works both ways, and works together. Good poem.

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