Issue No. 9, Summer 2014

[iron-bellied]
Emma Karnes

iron-bellied,
carved with moon and
mothers charm. she hasn’t
caught a frog since
the night swelled bright as
scripted legend,
and the whipping steam
sometimes whispers to the
famished void
that he misses her,
yes,
he misses her.


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.