11/28/2019

Old girl’s pelvis
like a raptor skull,
fat on the broth
like gold. Utility
comes after utility,
so easily the meat
slips off the bone.

BIO:

Magdalen Powers is the author of two chapbooks of prose poetry—Hand Over Fist and The Heart Is Also a Furnace—and editor of Empathy: Readings for Writers. Her poems, fiction, essays, and journalism have been published widely in small places. She worked as a copy editor for 20 years and taught college writing for 12. She is currently at work on a memoir about hoarding.
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