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Thursday, March 17, 2016


by Jacqueline Jules

'Escolta de una gran senora en Barcelona' by Christoph Weiditz, Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, Germany.

over the working class,
the wealthy
once wore chopines,
platform heels so high,
canes or servants
were needed to walk
a cobbled 16th century street.

In every generation,
there are those
who never question
the crippling cost
of standing higher
off the ground,
as long as they feel
tall enough to totter
over someone else.

Jacqueline Jules is an elementary school librarian who left public education when the testing environment became ridiculous. As a reader, she devours every genre—biography, poetry, essays, science fiction, mystery, etc. As a writer, she doesn’t restrict herself to one genre, either.  Her work has been published in over 100 journals and she is the author of 30 books for young readers on a wide variety of topics. She is also the author of two poetry books, Field Trip to the Museum (Finishing Line Press) and Stronger Than Cleopatra (ELJ Publications).