Cynthia Gallaher

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Poet, playwright and lyricist named among 'Top 10 Requested Chicago Poets' by the Chicago Public Library and among '100 Women Making a Difference' by Today's Chicago Woman. Her nonfiction book " Frugal Poets' Guide to Life: How to Live a Poetic Life, Even If You're Not a Poet" won a National Indie Excellence Award.

Popular Poems
1.
The Rages Of Garlic Is Love

Garlic, you poser,
you snowy-hearted non-participant,
lying languid in the pantry
like a cold-shouldered bimbo next to old onion.
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2.
Cats

They are the clowder of panthers
that fled the jungle as cubs,
traveled north to the Lower Nile,
and swore never to grow up,
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3.
More Mice

There were more mice, and more mice,
and more and more mice,
and by midnight, there were close to a hundred,
slidin’ and skatin’ on the waxed wood floor,
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4.
Shabbona Swimming Pool

I feel warmth
from hot water pipes,
as I lean against the wall
to pull up my swimsuit.
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