Contributing Editor’s note: Melissa Houghton’s employer asked that she have her poems removed from my blogZine. As a publisher, editor, and writer, I believe the employer is wrong to do so. As a friend who respects Melissa and her work, I have removed it because she asked me to.

I have left the titles of the three poems so that Melissa can still list the publications on her literary-creative writing CV.

—Michael Dickel, 19 April, 2019


i just want to be my imperfect self


do not try.



Melissa Houghton


© 2017, Melissa Houghton

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