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Last Woman on Earth

Poetry, Deanna Whitlow

So today,

I want only good-smelling things.

Coffee brewed over a cinnamon stick,

Sandalwood perfume on a days-old turtleneck,

My mother's rosewater tea,

My father's pine candles,

The sea,

the sea,

the sea,

and sleep.


Deanna Whitlow is the founder and editor-in-chief of Same Faces Collective. She typically writes fiction that explores identity, isolation, and nature. Deanna worked on Allium: A Journal of Poetry and Prose as a production assistant and a nonfiction reader. Her work can be found in Hair Trigger, Mulberry Literary, and Affinity Magazine. She lives in Chicago and is pursuing her MFA in Fiction.


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