October 22, 2008

Lit by Chicks

"Atonement, Robbie and Cecilia"

by Jennifer LeBlanc

he lounges behind his desk and
holds a cigarette nonchalantly in his hand.

occasionally, he puts the cigarette to his mouth,
letting thick smoke cover the room.

opera plays, while across the estate,
in the larger house,

she stands in front of the mirror.
she checks her reflection and

sprays perfume on her slender neck,
just enough for him to notice.

Jennifer LeBlanc is an English major at Regis College, with a concentration in secondary education. She serves on the editorial board for Hemetera, Regis College’s literary magazine. Her chapbook, unrestrained, is forthcoming from Cervena Barva Press, and her work has also been published in Wilderness House Literary Review, Bolts of Silk, The Orange Room Review, and others.