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My Father’s Mother BY Falconhead Who but she is the stuff of queens, bearer of all who rise, lie, a ghost before she died. And now, grand-mater, your son lies at your feet, fathers worms, reigns over dirt. But your son’s son spurns defeat, dances over peopled ground, wears a different crown, never shall follow suit. When not slaying Dragons, Falconhead uses Dragon’s blood to write poetry, fiction, drama and essays. His work has appeared in Straylight, Nazar Look, Night Train Magazine, The Rock River Review, Still Point Arts, Antiphon, FictionWeek Literary Review, The Red Line, The Corner Club Press, Naugatuck River Review, Outside In Literary & Travel Magazine, Wilde Magazine, Poetry Potion, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Thick Jam, Meat for Tea, Poetica Magazine, Camas: The Nature of The West, Thin Air Magazine, Huesoloco Journal, Glitterwolf, Whistling Fire, Two Hawks Quarterly, Rock & Sling, Adanna Literary Journal, Deltona Howl, Plath Profiles and Green Wind Press’s “Words Fly Away” Anthology and KY’s “Getting Old” Anthology, among others, and is forthcoming in several more publications. For his poem “Man-Made God or Poem In Which The Hypochondriac Gets His Way” Emerge Literary Journal awarded him “runner-up” in their 2014 poetry contest. You can follow Falconhead @