Friday, July 31, 2015

I Am Sorry Your Ovaries Are Falling Out by A.J. Huffman

and that mine are growing gills, both as result  
of the nuclear disasters that are our lives. Yours 
from being pulled by the residual ghost-hands of family  
and husband’s past. Mine from the continual 
drippings of sky, probably draining from heaven’s 
pools. It’s summer and too hot for either of us  
to think clearly, so we just tape our vaginas tight, 
sign them closed for repair, and scurry off to clean  
or cure whatever mess is inevitably waiting  
in next hour’s arms.

A.J. Huffman has published eleven solo chapbooks and one joint chapbook through various small presses. Her new poetry collections, Another Blood Jet (Eldritch Press) and A Few Bullets Short of Home (mgv2>publishing) are now available from their respective publishers. She has two additional poetry collections forthcoming: Degeneration from Pink Girl Ink, and A Bizarre Burning of Bees from Transcendent Zero Press. She is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and has published over 2200 poems in various national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, Bone Orchard, EgoPHobia, and Kritya. She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press

This Zine Will Change Your Life previously published Necromantics by A.J. Huffman. Check it out.

Street artist unknown.
Photo by Adam Lawrence.

"Been So Long" is the lead single from the new album by the New York trio Win Win (Arts & Crafts, June 2015).

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