house made of ghosts and small animals – Kristy Bowen
For every love song, there is a broken dove skeleton
rotting in the eaves. A leaving, that requires
nothing but the door opening and closing just once.
How I Almost Died in Peru – Patricia Colleen Murphy
The mounting list of things I needed but
could not get. I tried to put on a sweater
but I was too small. The ceiling was too big.
The water wouldn’t stay where I swallowed it.
Starting Over After Long Estrangement – Mary Stewart Hammond
To all appearances they are having dinner,
the two women sitting halfway back
along the left wall of the Caffe Grazie.