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Laura Brown-Lavoie

Laura Brown-Lavoie is a writer and performer. Her prose has appeared in The Seneca Review and The Los Angeles Review, and her poetry can be found on YouTube, and, recently, in the latest book put out by the Dark Mountain Collective.

The Border Picnics

There is a tree growing against the fence; its bark is taking on the pattern. The tree gives a little shade on either side, and that’s where Ray sets up his chair to wait for her. Perhaps the park existed before there was a border. Perhaps one day this tree was repatriated, the arbitrary nationality of shrubs.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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