Marla Landers is a fitness instructor and writer
living in Ottawa, Ontario. She was born and raised in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and studied English and Dramatic Scriptwriting at Acadia University and Algonquin College, respectively.

Monday's Poem

© Marla Landers

so you might want to put your pants back on

love is
like souls merging

negotiated madness

reversing a vasectomy;

love is not a PBS pledge drive,
bribing and cajoling,
powdered and toupeed.

long as you linger
campaigning for entry
I'll sit,
guarding my goods
like a farm wife defending
the homestead,
with shotgun in lap.

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