EMAIL FROM MY MOTHER, AFTER THE
by Jane Varley
I saw the
start of it
and how it looked red but didn't watch for long.
I heard on the news that the last time
there was an eclipse seen in Cambodia,
the soldiers thought that monkeys
were eating the moon
and they started shooting randomly
to kill the monkeys and they killed
sixteen soldiers in the process.
Yes, I really heard that.
poems have recently appeared or will soon be appearing in South Dakota
Review, Wisonsin Review, and Gulf Stream. She is circulating
a full-length manuscript, The Good Morrow, and works as a writing
professor at a small college in the hills of Ohio.