Browsing Category


  • Cherry Rocket Baby

    August 14, 2016
    Annie Blake, "We Live Here"

    Today the ice cream truck came—
    we were outside, warm, and casserole
    was in the oven.
    I pulled a few easy weeds and she
    threw rocks at the…

  • This Rain That Grows

    June 11, 2016
    USED anniekblake the common gold

    Sonnet for Lizzie Beth, 13 years now

    Cream-colored paper tells me I am married on earth
    to a man. Tattered, rolled up, frayed at the edges.

  • Jacob brings me weeds-

    May 15, 2016
    i looked in here already

    Jacob brings me weeds—
    flowers, he says—
    sheltered in cupped hands
    like snowflakes on death’s edge:

    white bindweed trumpets, bright
    as thoughts popping,
    winding vines that cling
    like anxious fingers twisted

  • Refuge

    April 10, 2016

    Bolted door burst, drawers dumped, missing heirloom ring.
    Chinese lamp shattered,
    sanctuary flown
    through the gaping hole,
    a dear bird
    with no chance of recapture.
    My rumpled bed on alert,