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Pasado's Grave

By Lisa Regen


"For once, we aren't late. The kids keep asking me if we are, but I am able to assure them, we are fine, we're right on time. I know this place – I've been here many times before. We just need to park in the big lot by the playground, follow a concrete path over a small footbridge, and walk up the hill past the white fenced pastures and gates. I've been here before. When I was a child..."

 
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The works of author Lisa Regen

Garlic as Russian Dolls

By Lisa Regen


"The cloves cluster
like sisters
each wearing a different size.
When they are old enough
the green of new life sprouts
and their pungent taste is replaced
with motherhood.
Peel the outer shell
and the papery
skin drops to the kitchen floor
in so many pieces.
Peel each clove.
You are undressing them—
Your fingernails catching
the rough edge to expose
a tender, white belly."


 
...from Olive Press Issue #2 ​

The Exit Guides and the Midwives

by Lisa Regen


"In birth class, we learn about birth. We discuss contractions, dilation, labor pains, the three stages. Our midwives and doulas will help us through—providing honey sticks at just the right moments, or massaging our lower backs when the contractions are too severe. The father will be in the room, thanks to The Bradley Method, which we’ve studied intently. We are the lucky ones; active participants..."


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The Noble Horse

by Lisa Regen

"For the most part, horses are quiet. They neigh only to each other. In pain they are silent. If you are listening you might notice the stomp of a foot, the swish of a tail, their gentle breath..."


... from The Gravity of the Thing

PRX

The Rash Diaries
By Lisa Regen

"I wake up every morning, and think that I am strong enough not to have coffee. But the truth is, I have coffee anyway. This is how it unfolds. I lie in bed thinking, I feel pretty good. The rash isn’t too bad at the moment. I should probably start a detox diet today. I’ll just wake up, have a little decaffeinated green tea, then something like fruit and..."

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Lullabye Lane
Belletrist Magazine

Lullaby Lane

by Lisa Regen


"He wanted to go to the cemetery—to the place where they’d gone on their first date. How many years ago? She can’t recall. Back then, the teenagers went to a deceased rock star’s tombstone to get stoned. This time, they drove there in silence, having some trouble finding the way..."


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Words from Life

Lullaby Lane

By Lisa Regen


"He wanted to go to the cemetery—to the place where they’d gone on their first date. How many years ago? She can’t recall. Back then, the teenagers went to a deceased rock star’s tombstone to get stoned. This time, they drove there in silence, having some trouble finding the way..."

 
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Adanna Issue #6