(This poem was written in 1994 and was
the first of her poems to be published. It was
written in a poetry class taught by Newt Smith
at WCU who used the prompt - "first kiss".
Jeannette writes -- "It's kind of funny to me now
that it is just as much about the tulip poplar
flowers as it is about the boy. Guess I have
always been focused more on trees than on people.
Is that a bad thing? (LOL)"
PATRIATE (Chapbook) won the 2007 Chapbook Competiton
at Long Leaf Press.