Judy L. Brekke

Rookie (Minnesota)

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Born in and again reside in Minnesota. Spent between 1969 and 1982 in the Bay Area. Co-Editor of JUICE, now an e-zine. Writing since age 10 with some seriousness since 1974. Winner of the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Award in 1978 and 1979 with the poems sharing a place in the University of California (Berkeley) Archives. Wrote and illustrated a child's book of poetry in 1981- never ... more »

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my toes tingled
with prickly pins
cotton balls wedged
between them
I walked without feet

we would fight
arms pulled
legs kicked
me and my friend with
black cropped hair

bill cosby LP blared
as her brothers
and sister
cheered our wrestling
on rough grey carpet

her dad in white apron
red spotted
blood of meats
stained the counter
of his 'mom & pop' market

her mother drank beer
in local bowling alley
balls clunked and spun
pinball bells wailed
smoke circled overhead

bald babies sat
in screen ...

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