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aftermath - Mary Elliott

Silence comes,

After the storm,

Creeping –

Looks around,

Assessing damage,

What can be done?

To take it back,

The steel tipped fears,

Of ginned-up crowds,

Who ask for a truth,

They can't discern.

Because fear,

Is shouting so loud?


Mary Elliott is a Santa Barbara-based poet and writer. Her work has been published online at SadGirlsLit and in print through California Quarterly, Las Positas College of the Arts, through Wingless Dreamer, and elsewhere.Her influences range everywhere from Toni Morrison, Walt Whitman, Georgia O'Keeffe, William Wordsworth, Jupiter, and Rainbow Kitten Surprise to name a few. When she’s not writing, Elliott is walking the trails of Santa Barbara where there are still places unfettered by progress. Elliott received her English literature and language degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She’s enjoyed a career in arts marketing and finance.


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