Tag: Erin Emily Ann Vance

“Verum, n.” by Erin Emily Ann Vance

  Verum,¬†n. This¬†rough¬†star¬†crackling¬†in¬†the broken¬†pot,¬†slipping¬†the¬†acrid¬†red¬†fumes, into¬†my¬†eyes jags¬†in¬†the¬†flow¬†of¬†hot syrup,¬†like¬†the¬†long¬†nails¬†of¬†a¬†delicate and¬†unwashed¬†child trailing¬†her¬†fingers¬†across¬†the¬†glass of¬†a¬†cool¬†lake covered¬†in¬†moss, moss-covered. The¬†hard¬†bark¬†spiny¬†and alert,¬†the¬†banks¬†like¬†wounds, along¬†the¬†mud-red¬†shores, my¬†nose¬†burns¬†with¬†the¬†acidic blood¬†lake,¬†the¬†slow¬†spin¬†of¬†the star¬†singing ‚ÄėOh¬†sink,¬†sink, sink.’                 Erin Emily Ann Vance‚Äôs work has appeared in numerous journals, including Contemporary Verse 2 and filling station. She was a 2017 recipient

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