She thinks of boarding schools and pharmaceuticals,
the modern answer to the ancient spell.
She thinks of how quickly a blessing turns
into a curse.She pours the last
of her bottle of wine and waits.
Kristin Berkey-Abbott's chapbook, Whistling Past the
Graveyard, was published by Pudding House
Press in 204.Her poems have
appeared in a variety of journals.She teaches English and Creative Writing at the Art Institute of Ft.
Lauderdale, where she also serves as Chair of the Department of General Education.Her website is at www.kristinberkey-abbott.com.