Mud Swallow

By Lisa M. Cole

& warrior.
Opening the gate, I am lost

in the tide
of your shimmers.

As if you didn’t already know: I don’t want to stay 
in this body.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lisa M. Cole is the author of Heart Full of Tinders, and Dreams of the Living, both of which are forthcoming from ELJ Publications. Lisa has also written a variety of chapbooks including The Love Machine from Yellow Flag Press, and Living in a Lonely House from Dancing Girl Press.

Art: “North Calvert Street” by Lucas Cullen. 

Lucas is a filmmaker, photographer, and writer who has been losing well for more than 20 years. He has a B.S. in Film, Video, & Theatre, and a minor in English Language & Literature from Stevenson University. Presently, he is the associate producer of Moms and Meds — a feature-length documentary about women who want to have children but take medication for mental illness. His artistic influences include Emily Dickinson, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Chris Gethard, David Lynch, and Francesca Woodman. View more of his work here: lucaspatrickcullen.tumblr.com