Issue No. 3, Winter 2012

Cate Mullen

Part I
I hide from sighs of bone. Dawn rises and licks
morning vines.

Part II
Lamia unwraps herself. Chronos will be fed.

Part III
Thorns rule roses.

Part IV
One room contains everything; sea shells
to spoiled pomegranates.

Part V
I wait until Lamia calls.

Part VI
She called to Eve, trapped her outside the gate.
(Her gold fish plant blooms orange blood.)

Cate Mullen’s work has been published in numerous online and print zines. Her play “Stolen Fire: A New Version of an Old Tale” was recently picked up by YouthPLAYS.