ELIXIR FOR REVEALING THE IDENTITY

by KATHERINE DIBELLA SELUJA

When you work in the office of a bank. Your days filled with supervision and counting. You can never quite get the smell of silver off your hands. One of your colleagues decides to rob the place. She comes disguised as herself. Notes for the police: She is tall, lean with dark curly hair. She was dressed in a pleated lavender skirt and a black plaid top. She wore black framed glasses that day but you’re not sure she really needs them. Her exact words were: Clean out all the drawers. I want everything.

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KATHERINE DIBELLA SELUJA is the author of Gather the Night, poems that focus on the impact of mental illness.  Her poems and short prose have appeared in Literary Orphans, Iron Horse Review, Intima, Right Hand Pointing, Santa Fe Literary Review, Naugatuck Review, Santa Ana River Review, Sin Fronteras and FENCE, among others. Her second poetry collection, Point of Entry, is forthcoming from UNM Press in 2023. Katherine is a poetry editor at Unbroken Journal. She lives in New Mexico.

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