The Writers’ Cafe Magazine – Issue 14

Happy Solstice!  Thank you to Editor Marie Lightman for including “The Westminster” in the “Frost and Dew” issue of The Writers’ Cafe Magazine.

The Westminster
by Kersten Christianson

In the Pit we drink
Molson as if July
when the raucous
toss poker chips
& share a joint
across a rickety table

in the hide & seek shade
above the back alley.
But it’s winter, rime
gathers in corners,
51 below zero.
A girl careens,

spins with her pint
in the tin-foiled
dance room of twinkle
lights to Elton John.
Hold me closer, Tony
Danza.

spider-web
Spider Web, The Writers’ Cafe Magazine, ISSUE 14:  “Frost and Dew.”

Author: kerstenchristianson

Kersten Christianson is a raven-watching, moon-gazing, high school English-teaching Alaskan. She serves as poetry editor of the quarterly journal Alaska Women Speak. Her latest collection of poetry is Curating the House of Nostalgia (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, 2020). Kersten holds an MFA from the University of Alaska. www.kerstenchristianson.com @kerstenak

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