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Matt Dennison
After a rather extended and varied second childhood in New Orleans (street musician, psych-tech, riverboat something-or-other, door-to-door
poetry peddler, etc.), Matt Dennison finished his undergraduate degree at Mississippi State University where he won the National Sigma Tau
Delta essay competition (as judged by X.J. Kennedy).  He currently lives in a 100-year-old house with "lots of potential."  His work has appeared in
Rattle, Spoon River Poetry Review, Cider Press Poetry Review, Natural Bridge, A Cappella Zoo, Monkey Puzzle,  Marginalia and G.W. Review.
Ex-wife's razor -
surprisingly good
   seemingly free

Dry day, empty house -
the barely swinging door
Must Still Be Good

Twisting topless awkwardly
in the mirror, looking over
shoulder - torquing neck
to cracking, stretching skin
with left hand above, below
arm, turning head right,
turning head left, looking
in vain for the expiration date
on this container of aging flesh.