Therese L. Broderick

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Out for some beersArtwork by Gene McCormick
the college gal walking

across Delaware Avenue
stops half-way, fooling
with her friend's hair, 
laughing loud, then --
takes one step back
into moving traffic:
shoulder punching
my side-view mirror.
And soon as she's aware
I'm making her
late to the Elbo Room,
yells, you fuckin idiot --
over-forty woman
still sober at 8pm
Thursday, spring, early
start to her weekend. So
she runs off, mocking
her injury, any harm done.


Therese L. Broderick of Albany, NY, has been published by Puerto Del Sol, Poet Lore, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Louisville Review, and by several online sites. Her 2013 chapbook, Dislodged, was published locally by Benevolent Bird Press. Among her poetry awards are an Overall Winner, a graduate school prize, a First Place, a local Poet Laureate, a Third Place, and some Honorable Mentions.