Alexandra Smyth lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is a graduate of the City College of New York MFA Creative Writing Program. She was a recipient of the 2014 Poets and Writers Amy Award and the 2013 recipient of the Jerome Lowell Dejur Poetry Prize. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The Found Poetry Journal, Stirring, and Yes, Poetry.

Also by Alexandra Smyth: Pitted Three Poems

Alexandra Smyth

Against Forgetting

a finger tracing vertebrae rosary beads, penance a horseshoe over a doorway bull’s skull on a stucco wall the smell of cooking when entering an empty house a feather in a pocket a talisman against forgetting simmer after boil cool air behind the storm tiny plums at the farmers market sweet mouth, dripping with juice

"Against Forgetting" is a failed attempt at staying in the moment. It is a record of the small details we notice, then quickly forget.

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