Sunshine Girl

Dee Dee Chapman


Before the princess' crash
she hadn't tasted rain.

She makes camp on dirt
hills when there are no mountains.

She sits on swings all night
knows the names of many
constellations in space

needles her smile against the wind,
throat exposed. Blonde on her
own, hair long

one foot grounded
the other hovers
over water.



Dee Dee Chapman studies Creative Writing at Western Washington University. She has been published in From Bellingham With Love, Yellow Chair Review and Jeopardy Magazine. In September 2014 she published her first chapbook, Colluvium. Bellingham has been her home for seven years, the longest she's stayed in one place. She is a cinephile and her favorite animal is the prehistoric Megalodon shark.

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