Issue 3



Monica Barron


Twenty-year-old memory of Kansas

Chase County, near Cottonwood Falls—
huge, flinty swellings in the earth
distant horizon line that is only a curve
never an edge. A 360-degree view.
Clouds like petroglyphs, bluestem
dried red, glistening in its icy crust.
A coyote, head down, crosses the blacktop.
My elation.