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Linda Laino


Linda Laino is an artist, writer, and teacher who has been making art in one form or another for over 35 years. Holding an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, she enjoys playing with words as much as form and color. Since 2012, she has resided in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where the surreal atmosphere and sensuous colors have wormed their way into her paintings. Finding beautiful things on the ground is a favorite pastime. Her art can be seen at Some of her essays and poetry can be found on Elephant Journal , The New Engagement,  Sheila-Na-Gig onlineLife in 10 Minutes and on her blog Words and Pictures


i hooked your
light little firefly

like the tail of a thought.
it blazed through me carrying

a last chance like a
lottery ticket

and made a home
just long enough to

draw a map in a
lost woman my

useless brilliant body
without a lid to the jar

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