Renee Long

Renee Long is a writer, editor, and water baby living in Portland, Oregon. Her work has been featured in Rock & Sling, Tiger’s Eye Journal of Poetry, and elsewhere in print and around the web. She is the Blog Editor and a contributor for the Ruminate Magazine Blog. She blogs in the second person at

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an excerpt:

Once, you believed

    your body was profane—

a cuss thing to be hushed
only to lovers in dim light.

The color of shame is silence
against wild flame. It is surfacing
blood vessels along cheeks and
throat in quiet surge.

Vessels that rise along nerves
across your breasts, spine,
and you collapse like  [...]

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