Inner Antipathy by Francis DiClemente

I want to be
someone other
than me.

I look
in the mirror
and my face
incites enmity.

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About the Poet:

Francis DiClemente is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who lives in Syracuse, New York. He is the author of six poetry collections, most recently Outward Arrangements: Poems (independently published, 2021) and Dreaming of Lemon Trees: Selected Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2019). His writing has also appeared in Narratively, The Millions and Artnet News. His full-length stage play, Beyond the Glass, inspired by Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks, was produced by a regional theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2017. His blog can be found at


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