Faraday Cage

by Barbara Duffey

Barbara Duffey

You, my keeper, my mooring
against a blast of blue—
You block
the electro-magnetic
fields, return me
ultimate white
a capacity
with air.

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Duffey, assistant professor of English at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell where she teaches creative writing, composition and literature courses, has written poetry for almost 25 years, since her fifth-grade instructor told the class to write similes., “He also had us write Mother’s Day poems to our mothers, ” Duffey said. “I actually think my mother still has the poem I wrote for her, Mother’s Day 1991. My parents were always supportive of my writing.”

Last updated December 24, 2014