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Ashley Farmer

Now O women, hear / the word of the Lord.


Women Hear

A woman's brain is programmed
to hear a baby cry at night.
Now O women, hear
the word of the Lord. O
women I love you, wear make up.
I am not handsome, but when
women hear me, they come
crawling to my feet.


Ashley Farmer is the author of the chapbook Farm Town (Rust Belt Bindery, 2012) and the story collection Beside Myself (Tiny Hardcore Press, 2014). An editor for Juked, she writes and teaches in Southern California.