by Deborah Purdy

i’d like to unzip my life

and step out of it

cross the street

walk into a diner

order black coffee

drink it

and write stories

about someone else’s


Deborah Purdy lives in the Philadelphia area where she writes poetry and creates fiber art. She is originally from Virginia and holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in psychology from Hollins University, and an M.S. degree in library science from Clarion University. She has been a research scientist and a librarian.