I’m getting older
than expected.
Do you, too, shower
with your glasses?
This song is not written
in your range.
Don’t sing this song
out loud in your car
with your daughter.
Love is not a song,
it’s a spider
in your mailbox
fat & fast.




Lynn Schmeidler‘s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous literary magazines including Boston Review, Fence, Cider Press Review, SLAB and Saw Palm, as well as various anthologies including Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books (Minor Arcana Press), Mischief, Caprice and Other Poetic Strategies (Red Hen Press), Out of Sequence: The Sonnets Remixed (Parlor Press), and Bared (Les Femmes Folles Books). Her chapbook, Curiouser & Curiouser won the 2013 Grayson Books Chapbook Contest. Her full-length collection, Clean Sneak was a finalist for the 2015 Anhinga Press Robert Dana Award and a semi-finalist for the 2015 Ohio State University Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize for Poetry. She lives in Dobbs Ferry, NY.