Sandra Kolankiewicz's poems have most recently appeared in Per Contra, Prairie Schooner, Bellingham Review, Prick of the Spindle, Blaze Vox, Atticus, and New World Writing.
If I melt this
rock which has crushed that rock, I might get glass
or iron, trail predators for what they
leave behind, not homo sapiens
but hyena, most human dog of all.
What can you expect from pages written
by people who want above all else to be
forgiven? Since diagnoses have been
handed out, we’re all afraid. My breasts give
up; your problem is the colon though more
than twenty years ago I tried to warn
you. We are both losing our bones.
stone will wear away weak composite, so
thoughts compete with one another, thinning
the less helpful through contact, like knife blades
losing their edge in the silverware rack
as grades of steel collide.
Lost & Found is published by Glass Poetry Press as part of Glass: A Journal of Poetry. This project publishes work that was accepted by journals that ceased publication before the work was released.
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