Issue No. 11, Winter 2014

Mirror Crack’d
Catherine Cimillo Cavallone

And in it
you saw the bone, sinew and gristle of
your beautiless face, burrowed into by the
maggots of envy,
eyes floating obliquely in the skull
a lymphoma of song
seeping through the teeth
that chawed with poisoned jaw the
curses and
heard solely now
by a lone dwarf
bearing black rose
to lay upon your
glass coffin.

Catherine Cimillo Cavallone was published in Sensations Magazine and Beyond the Rift: Poets of the Palisades many years ago. Recently, she has been featured in The New Verse News, Turk’s Head Review, Red River Review, Phantom Kangaroo, The Red Wheelbarrow, Z-composition and has work forthcoming in Nerve Lantern. She is also a Pushcart Prize Nominee (The New Verse News).