Note from the Editors

 

   SEEING RED 

    ENDU(RED) ADMI(RED)
    DESI(RED) WONDE(RED)
    RUMO(RED) ADO(RED)
    ENAMO(RED) INSPI(RED)
    DISCOVE(RED) SAC(RED)
    HUNGE(RED) WONDE(RED)
    EXPLO(RED) FEATU(RED)
    AUTHO(RED) SEA(RED)
    DA(RED) UNCENSO(RED)
    SOA(RED) ADVENTU(RED)

 

 

    


Designed by:
SiteGround web hosting Joomla Templates
PDF Print E-mail

Adulthood Monsters & Other Hidden Things 


Last night I dreamed an eternity of water
rose up from the planet’s depths
through russet Boston brick. I don’t remember the order

of the planets when I wake day after day, all the days growing
longer like stretched clothing, but shorter also because I
don’t fit them anymore. Every day is the Coral

Gables t-shirt with orange geometric shapes, popular stuff again now
and so expensive, even the looking-worn bit. My mother started
draping me in it years before I insisted on putting my own inspired

outfits together. Oh, someone dressed themselves this morning,
the arch-browed ladies would say, arching them higher.
Creatures crawl out from the cool soil of childhood, sometimes

looking less Furry Many-Toothed Monster and more
like the elements or a thousand living clocks, breathing
the sound of wind or nothing at all, if nothing exists today anywhere.

I read about uncontacted tribes in the Amazon and for once
in a scad of aching years I huffed out a breath that will not shatter
the ozone. Yesterday I sat beneath a tree

like I hadn’t done in twenty years and waited
for something winged to touch me.

 

Laurin Becker Macios holds an MFA from the University of New Hampshire and is Program Director of Mass Poetry, a poetry outreach organization in Massachusetts. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Kindred, Pif Magazine, Rosebud, RHINO, Boxcar Poetry Review, and more. She lives in Boston with six plants and one wicked awesome husband. 

next                table of content