Fall 2017

Edited by Barry Kitterman | Andrea Spofford | Amy Wright



Angela Ball

How he looked: handsome,
ratcheted into place. I wanted
to view the wounds
where tendons and ligaments
had been harvested
to help others. There was
“alone time” but how remove
his trousers and if surprised
how explain?  A woman pointed
to the casket: “Would you like
a detachable angel?”
I said no
but I wanted one
to pound
with a convenient
shovel. Borrowing his strength
to vanquish
at least
the insolent wings.

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