This Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, we will be featuring the winners from last month’s flash contest, held in conjunction with the AWP festival in Portland. Entries were received in paper form during the three days of the book fair, and selected by our editorial team.
I don’t know if we are white or smudged
with a soft dandelion yellow (who’s to say dirt
and damage aren’t) as beautiful
as the day we began. Our bones
have grown closer to birds
than to the ground and we’ve learned to be
okay with this, to receive. Instead to receive,
we’ve planted each other
hand in hand, woven with what
blue ceiling we can reach.
Ellery Beck is a freshman undergraduate student majoring in English. She’s currently studying at Salisbury University. Her poems are published or forthcoming in Little Patuxent Review, Thin Air Magazine, Arkana, The Scarab and The Broadkill Review.