CLS Ferguson, PhD is a communication professor at Mt. San Antonio College and California State University, Northridge and a Mary Kay Sales Director. She paints, sings, acts, models, produces independent films, and has published many academic articles and two academic books. CLS (Crystal Lane Swift) has published poetry in Shangri-La Shack, Still Points Quarterly, PQLeer, and other places. Her poetry collection, God Bless Paul, is out on Rosedog Books and her chapbook, The Way We Were, as well as her “Fourplay,” Still Learning to Let Go, is out on Writing Knights Press. She has a dog, Sadie, with her husband, Rich Ferguson.