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Kristine K. Lowder

A former editor and aerospace professional, Kristine Lowder earned her degree in Communication/Print Media from Biola University. Her byline has appeared in numerous hard copy and electronic venues and more than thirty ezines. She has published eight books to date and is working on her next title. For more information, visit Kristine's Korner.

Toto, Too

Soundless and invisible,
You pounced
Seized me in jagged vulture jaws
Sank deep your razor teeth
Tore from my heart all I held dear
Shook me till my soul rattled
And there was nothing left to take
Then you tossed me, Toto-like, into Oz.

I crumpled
Sans yellow brick or ruby slippers,
As you snickered and skipped away,
Left me to die.
I did.
And then my Life began.

Copyright ©2006 by Kristine K. Lowder