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Scott Hughes

Anniversary

Today, on what would have been
our seventeenth anniversary,
I am instead alone, waist-deep
in the Atlantic, burying my feet
in sand like wet cement and leaning
toward the empty beach to steady
myself against the pull
of a wave building behind me,
and I wonder why I’m resisting
the ocean’s desire to carry me

farther out until the land
and everything I know
is too far away to see.


Scott Hughes has two books coming out, so check his website: www.writescott.com


 

Scott Hughes

Silver Dog

My sixteen-year-old
Mini Schnauzer
can barely walk
and often stands
in place, staring
at a wall or down
an empty hallway
as though a voice
only he can hear
is calling him close,
perhaps telling him
what a good boy
he’ll always be.


Scott Hughes has two books coming out, so check his website: www.writescott.com


 

Scott Hughes

Perma-Ring

People told me that after you wear
your wedding band long enough,
there would be a permanent
indentation on your finger,
but what they didn’t tell me,
what they may not have even known,
is once you leave the ring off
how soon your skin forgets.


Keep reading, and Scott Hughes will keep writing. www.writescott.com


 

Scott Hughes

Signal

When my father called
and asked how I was doing,
the words I wanted to say
escaped me in an exhale,
traveled through the phone
to the nearest cell tower
to the outer atmosphere
and off to who knows where,
and all I could tell him was
“I’m good, Dad. I’m good.”


Scott Hughes writes because he must. https://www.writescott.com/


 

Scott Hughes

Death of a Song

As I drive,
a bird flies
under my tire,
and I feel
its bones shatter
and wonder
what songs
it was meant
to sing.

Scott Hughes has a book, The Last Book You’ll Ever Read, forthcoming from Weasel Press. https://www.writescott.com/

Scott Hughes

Schrödinger’s Rejection Letter

When I find a new email
in my inbox from a journal

I submitted to, I wait to open it
because in that moment

my writing is simultaneously
rejected and accepted.

Scott Hughes has an upcoming chapbook titled The Last Book You’ll Ever Read and a website: writescott.com.

 

 

Scott Hughes

Will 

You died two years ago,
but since you don’t
have a gravesite, I find
myself still leaving you
messages on social media,
digital prayers that I hope
reach you through the code
of zeroes and ones.

Scott Hughes wants you to read some of his other writing at https://www.writescott.com/

Scott Hughes

Visitation

My brother sits across from me
in the prison visiting room,
his jumpsuit the color
of coffee-stained teeth, and says,
“Keep the letters coming.
Whenever I read them, I’m free.”

Scott Hughes typically writes fiction much longer than one sentence. https://www.writescott.com/