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About the Artist

Betty Shafer, a graduate of Artists Trust’s EDGE Professional Development Program, studies at UCLA’s poetry and novel writing classes. In a mountain village near Rainier where she reads, hikes, and writes poetry, novels, and essays, cats Rosie and Sasha let her stay with them. Elk, her spirit animals, roam free there.

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From the Artist

as if nothing ever ended

the midnight moon
paints pale a rocky shore
scattered seashells
lie half-buried in sand
and a salt breeze teases
the hem of my skirt
as tall palms whisper
this is where we walked
when the sun
was barely rising

Betty Shafer