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Peter Pan

When I was a little girl,
I believed Peter Pan
visited me in my dreams.
Eyes closed
I smiled
We lived in the trees
viridescent friends
eating from the Earth.
In the river’s embrace
we were truly free.

A doodling Iranian-American with a Surrealist outlook, A.E. Sadeghipour received her B.A. in English from Humboldt State University followed by her M.A. in Literature and Writing Studies from Cal State San Marcos. She won the Sherry Debrowski Prize for Best Feminist Multi-Genre Fiction in 2009. Her work has been included in: Matrix Feminist Literary Magazine 2009, Toyon Literary Magazine 2009, Hella Bitches #3 2017, and the Seven Countries Poetry Anthology by Arroyo Seco Press 2017. Her mom always described her as creative, weird, and preferring imagination to reality. For her, creating is the window between the world and her reality.

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