Cover Art: Lewis Baltz, "Mustang Bridge Exit, Interstate 80, from the Nevada portfolio," 1977, Gelatin silver print, SFMOMA
the black plastic bag at the off
ramp was mistaken for a kitten.
I swerved, trying not to kill
but almost kill myself.
creatures from shadows, build
voices with almost breath.
At horizon, my pallid
knees kiss sand. Now--
the ocean holds fragments
of shells, hands. A seagull
whistles, kettle on a burner,
its helium cry.
Terri Muuss is a social worker, director, performer, speaker & author whose poetry has received three Pushcart nominations and one Best of the Net nomination. Her first book, Over Exposed, was released in 2013 and in 2016 Terri co-edited an anthology of NY women poets entitled Grabbing the Apple. Terri has performed her one-woman show, Anatomy of a Doll, around the US and Canada since 1998. Her second book, God’s Spine, is forthcoming. Visit her at www.terrimuuss.com .
past, Daniel Edward Moore next, Jake Sheff