Stephanie McManus

Bindings for the Sea


The multiple demands
by others and self
bind to us tighter and tighter
infiltrating gears and mechanisms
of the brain that control basic functions
like Breath
until shimmering
we are pulsating energy potentials
threatening to explode
all over a simple

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Stephanie McManus is a working poet living with her husband and medley of pets in Greensboro, North Carolina. She graduated from the University of Florida majoring in psychology and currently works in county mental health. Her poetry can be found online at Stephanie has been noted in the blogosphere by Alaskan poet D.C. McKenzie as “fearless and prolific . . a multi-faceted writer, by turns insightful and whimsical, perceptive and daring.”


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