In the tradition of Melville and Kafka, Stacey Harwood is by day a civil servant. Of "A Valediction" she writes: "I have lately returned to the Metaphysical poets for inspiration. This is my homage to John Donne."
A Valedictory: Forbidding Mourning
From the bottom of my heart
Up yours you
Kiss my ass
Outta here. Out.