How to Tame an Angel

By meghan mcclure

Take your bones to bed
again, and then again.

Rub yourself down with ash
and wine worked into a paste.

Bang your bones against bones
that don’t belong to you.

Make the angel watch all of this.
Pin her to the wall by her hair.

 

 

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Meghan McClure lives in Washington and studied at the Rainier Writing Workshop, the MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University. Her work can be found in Mid-American Review, LA Review, Water~Stone Review, Superstition Review, Bluestem, and Floating Bridge Review, Pithead Chapel, Proximity Magazine, Boaat Press, and is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review.

Art: “French Quarter Corridor” by Michelle Johnsen

Michelle Johnsen (art editor) is a nature and portrait photographer in Lancaster, PA, as well as an amateur herbalist and naturalist. Her work has been featured by It’s Modern Art, Susquehanna Style magazine, Permaculture Activist magazine, EcoWatch.com, EarthFirst! Journal, Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, and used as album art for Grandma Shake!, Anna & Elizabeth, and Liz Fulmer Music. Michelle’s photos have also been stolen by AP, weather.com, The Daily Mail, and Lancaster Newspapers. You can contact her at mjphoto717 [at] gmail.com.