“Nights With Teeth” and “Stay” by Elizabeth Mercurio


Nights With Teeth

she held her breath
motionless
doll
his-body
her-body
motionless
you
wanted
it
motionless
she held her breath

***

Stay

The lilies in the greenhouse shiver,
done
guitar
heroin
wallet
done
pen
soil
shotgun
done
the lilies in the greenhouse shiver.

Elizabeth Mercurio
3/21/2018

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“Armed” by Louise White

Armed

Someone inspired, teacher, she shoots ahead of classes
emerges
graduate
armed
mentor
emerges
hallway
alarms
student
emerges
teacher of inspired classes, she shoots Someone ahead

Louise White
3/8/2018