Barbara Lydecker Crane


Upside of Down

Who needs to join a gym to spin,
or run around the streets alone?
I tread my miles while staying in
and hunting for my mobile phone.

Barbara Lydecker Crane has published two chapbooks, Zero Gravitas (White Violet Press, 2012) and ALPHABETRICKS (for children, Daffydowndilly Press, 2013). The winner of the 2011 Helen Schaible International Sonnet Contest and a Laureate’s Choice award in the 2014 Great River Sonnet Contest, she has recent poems in Atlanta Review, Lighten Up Online, and Parody.