Issue No. 2, Autumn 2012

Grimm Reminder

Bring me her heart

It doesn’t matter
which

ending you believe—

a graffiti splatter
against the trees

or the cruel mercy
of brief escape

she was always
abandoned

deep in the woods

* * *

Red

not her cloak
wrapped tight
around her face and body

nothing could hide her

from words
soft as fur
the cunning voice
beguiling eyes
that belied
his mouth   his teeth

little lamb

nothing
could save her
from the beast
and what he spilled


Gail Braune Comorat, a founding member of Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild, has been published in Delmarva Review, The Broadkill Review, damselfly press, Delaware Beach Life, Gargoyle, and Apple Valley Review. She received a 2011 fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts as an emerging writer in poetry, and was the winner of the 2012 Artsmith Literary Award for her poem “Summer of Ladybugs.”