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Poetry: Facebook by Maddie Silva

I lie on the couch, limbs akimbo, deleting the past

A revisionist historian

Ephemeral glimpses into moments of laughter and pomp

My sanguine formal dress, your gaudy junior ring

Where does the past go when it’s no longer on my computer screen?


Maddie Silva is an LA-based poet and screenwriter of film and television. A California native, her work often explores family dynamics and inherent tension between city and suburbs. Maddie kindly asks that you never call her by her full name, “Madeleine,” as that is reserved exclusively for her parents’ use when being reprimanded. You can find her on Twitter here.


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