about the author

Heather Sommer earned her MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in decomP, Paper Darts, H.O.W. Journal, Cider Press Review, Bank-Heavy Press’s anthology Avoid Ninja Stars, and Strange Horizons. She is not worried about the impending zombie apocalypse because she grew up in the Midwest.

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Heather Sommer

Too many squids in a barrel and it’s all ink:
every building in this city floods or burns
or must relearn how to romance the gap
between dirt and asterisk. At risk for unloving,
copper re:wire, alchemy. Enemy anemone,
brutal belle, re:coil. Say shoot. Fire, mark:
playing with. The moon, sliver and shrapnel;
you, the ampersand to my stand and deliver.

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