Good Girls

Jeanette Geraci


If a stranger watched
the sway of my hips, would he guess 

that, as a child, I ate
with such appetite that a house guest
once asked my father if he starved
me for punishment?


I want to live in a place
where there’s no doubt
that red and blue make 

purple – where a bruise
on a woman’s neck always means
I love you


Jeanette Geraci is originally from Long Island, New York. She currently lives in Delray Beach, FL and attends Florida Atlantic University’s MFA Creative Writing program. Geraci is fascinated and inspired by many things, including (but not limited to) people she knows intimately, characters in books she reads, strangers she sees at the grocery store, and faces that appear in her dreams. Her poetry and creative non-fiction have appeared in numerous online and print publications.

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