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By Henrietta DuCap

I thought I saw a shadow of

What was meant by

“I have prepared a place for you”—

A faux orchid

Placed on top of a steel can

With a window catalog

In the nursing room

Of a dying mall.


Henrietta DuCap received her B.A. in Creative Writing from Cornerstone University, also studying fantasy literature at Oxford for a term. Her poems have appeared in Ekstasis, The Clayjar Review, As Surely as the Sun, The Way Back to Ourselves, and Vessels of Light. She lives in Lansing, Michigan with her husband and baby girl. She posts about writing often on her Facebook page, Henrietta DuCap, Writer.


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