Elizabeth O’Brien writes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and her work has appeared in Swink, PANK, Versal, Juked, A capella Zoo, The Emerson Review, Euphony, The Found Poetry Review, Flashquake, and other places. She lives in Somerville, MA.
After all it is the difference that galls.
The baseline that keeps
my father is his limit.
The most precise word I would use
for the sky is not merciful.