m e g a n    k a m i n s k i

Bones on the sill. Snow on the ground. Bodies below.


Deep limestone seep in soil, mineral and stone, flesh and bone
creak. Dirty snow in the alley fracking salts coat underbelly
coat asphalt. Five before us and behind. A static want a nimble
speaker wrangling words into feather duvet into vehicle into
dockets filled with defendants and charges. Mother-call on this
bright morning—sky and ground indistinguishable—and
interminable longing for full belly for fingers in damp soil
wriggling. Echo and sound wizened. Backs breaking.


MEGAN KAMINSKI is the author of two books of poetry, Deep City (Noemi Press, 2015) and Desiring Map (Coconut Books, 2012). She lives in Lawrence, KS, where she is an assistant professor in the KU Graduate Creative Writing Program and the founder and curator of the Taproom Poetry Series.

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