Black and White
If I told my three-year-old nephew,
the earth is square,
he’d believe in rotating corners,
the edge of the world,
and bounce plastic boxes
instead of balls.
Kristina England lives, writes, hikes, and sails in Worcester, Massachusetts.
says the hairdresser, electricity off
throughout the neighborhood,
so I stumble into the parking lot,
my grandmother’s cancer
causing her to clutch me,
the starless night an anchor
I pull her bones through,
and still she sinks.
Kristina England’s first flash fiction chapbook, Stanley Stanley’s Investigative Services and Other Mysteries, was published in the 2014 Poet’s Haven Author Series.