Poor Claudia published poetry, prose and conversations online and in print from 2009 to 2018.

Lori Propheter

Four Poems

  • Conversation At
  • Again
  • Master Of
  • The Girl With

Conversation At

A grove
all around
a certain
kind of golden
a secret fuel
illuminated us
a river
rang out
his footsteps
there’s something I
haven’t forgotten


We were
all the time

the hunters
poured up into the air

the men began
to think of

you were
soon fast asleep

Master Of

rolled off him like water
before I
I did not want to
we followed
a mile
finally we arrived
to see
the basket she had brought for such things
they were
just his size

The Girl With

at the top of the water
a ladder
first this road and then that
belonged to
her many times
sometimes trouble
comforted me

Lori Propheter

Lori Propheter grew up in the cornfields of DeKalb, Illinois, where she currently lives with her family. She holds a master's degree in creative writing from Illinois State University. Her recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Prick of the Spindle, Bone Bouquet, Storm Cellar, and the Unlost Journal.