Member since March 30, 2013 | 650 Readings |
Jessica Smith is a poetry student in the NEOMFA program. She works as an assistant editor at the Cleveland State University Poetry Center, and edits fiction for Whiskey Island magazine.
A tree sprouts from the sole / of my foot, roots corkscrew / and tangle with my tendons. / / Branches like calipers circle / my…
You stuffed a sparrow / in my mouth / that everyone thought / was a mockingbird. / / No matter how hard / I tried to explain, / I kept…
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late December, 2016 // Now’s news begins with babies on the way. Just one’s inside me, but another’s ascending to the throne our nation prides…
Please Explain Please Explain Please
Every man might have a winter / he holds secret to himself, / a night so cold the ears / of cattle brittle and break, / a vast dark he can only…
THE UNDERWATER CITY
You were happy, and thus, suspect. Inquiries were made. / Your weight and height were measured at different times, / under varying conditions....
// in the forest we gather fallen branches / twig texture modeled on the spiraling / horns of an African antelope / / barefoot birds / …
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