about the author

Carleen Tibbetts lives in Iowa City. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Coconut, H_NGM_N, Sink Review, dusie, The Laurel Review, interrupture, Jellyfish, Thrush, and other journals.

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We Travel Among the Same Monsters &
With the Same Longing

Carleen Tibbetts

carry the animal pain of arriving
stars fall behind schedule
their light a breach
a mission doomed
from the outset
you space crush
handler of such insatiable colors
juice up the kitsch of the fraudulent moon
elsewhere, insatiability announcing itself as empires of light

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