I know that we have been out of commission lately! Meaghan, unfortunately, is no longer able to contribute time to the blog , and I have been extremely busy with work, school, and my wedding! We do, however, have a few special Halloween pieces prepared that we’d like to share.
I will be back and updating regularly in December if not sooner!
Thank you for following us! I hope you enjoy our Halloween-themed content!
When she vanished
-for the first time-
-for the last time-
I could not help but swallow a chalky lump
And I’m not sure how it happened but
now I am
engulfed in a
into my mouth
in spindly Ribbons.
It burrows in my ears
in rumpled gobs that whisper
there is a
A fog inside
that I cannot
“Lady in Waiting” by Angie Hoover Hillhouse
Artwork: Lost in the World by Filmout
a blue-bold bolt of electricity
through that place in my head
where the soft spot used to be
my mouth is where your eyes are
-and your heart
is where my skull is.
–and there are
two of every me
“Intwo” by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse
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yesterday, on the car ride home,
I had to pull over and
slipping your slight fingers
under my shirt and over my fluttering heart-
I let my eyes roll inwards
to that blinking
jungle of cobweb confusion
in your body
between sleep and sight.
Where everything flashes
“I had to” by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse
Artwork: Wildwood by Elle Hanley
I see that it is me
I am running after.
soft, bowed legs
flat, smacking feet
and a lung inflated by the the pinching mist
of your marigold perfume.
I live in
circles within circles in a Nowhereland–
as long as the haze of your touch
in my chest,
I am happy to spin
like a carousel horse
with a pole
“Spun” by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse
Artwork: A Delicate Balance by Morgan Kendall
when curls unfold
limber fingers embrace salty hair
bound by the sea
through the earth
above the air
heaving hearts thrust blood out and around
once loose with language
breathes large and small
to fill plump plumb colored lungs
“Plump Plumb” by Meaghan Merrifield