Kristina England


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.