M. J. Arlett is an MFA candidate at Florida International University. She was born in the UK, spent several years in Spain and now lives in Miami. Her work can be found in Portland Review, Gravel, Indianola Review, The Boiler Journal, Pittsburgh Poetry Review and elsewhere.

Also by M. J. Arlett: Three Poems Trout Thin Blue Line

November 23, 2016

M. J. Arlett


The Guadalquivir quivers like she's hiding something. Drunk men fall into her pewter arms beating the alloy around them. Freezing vice she holds on tight facilitating the accident no longer waiting to happen. Like all violence, there is an embrace. Like any affair, there is an ache. She does not bruise.

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