As a Crate, Like So Much

As a crate of sinkers. Like so much buckshot. Faint and tiny trapped under a giant’s dental x-ray blanket. Look, like I’m wearing a long-sleeved leaden velvet wedding dress in the chamber to have my head examined.

Merry Speece has published two chapbooks of poetry and been a recipient of a state arts commission fellowship in prose. Her mixed-genre Sisters Grimke Book of Days (Oasis Press, England), which one reviewer called a prose poem, is a work of fragmented historical scholarship. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.