Spring 2008, Volume 4

Poetry by Diana Raab

Snap it

Let me snap

your thoughts

nestled in fantasies of me

or in a distant world

where you hold another woman

making you feel warm and masculine.

Let me snag your spirit

and embrace it close

as you float through the clouds

on your bike or fancy racing car.

You must feel me staring at you

as I pray on my knees, that you never

leave my life without waving a good-bye.

BIO:  Diana Raab teaches writing at UCLA Writers Program,the University of California,Santa Barbara Extension and the Santa Barbara Writers Conference. Her award-winning poetry and essays have appeared in numerous publications including The Writer, Rosebud, Palo Alto Review and Red River Review. She has a poetry collection, My Muse Undresses Me (2007) and a memoir, Regina's Closet: Finding My Grandmother's Secret Journal (2007). Her poetry collection, Dear Anais: My Life in Poems for You is forthcoming with Plain View Press in 2008. For more information, visit her website: http://www.dianaraab.com.