Issue No. 9, Summer 2014

[crafting the curve]
Emma Karnes

crafting the curve of our shoulders
and shame;
unlit, and impossibly
green on this dark earth. there
are no buds left in
my bones, nor on the stems
now
hiding in our dustbitten cellars:
you must paint them
to wish upon
their veins.


Emma Karnes was born in Rochester, New York and now lives in Ithaca, New York. She has had poems published in Teen Ink Magazine and Word Soup End Hunger. Emma continues to write poetry and hopes to share her work with as many people as possible.