Peace – Lisha Ruan


the pitchfork the shovel
the orphan teaches himself
to make hats

unpickle the octaves
the grandmother’s needles
go click clack
knitting a silver ear

how cold your house is
a gauzy butterfly curls in on
itself in a bathtub
the parade the uniforms

never forget
that the wolfskin is but a cover
for a sheep
more terrifying

Lisha Ruan is a Computer Science major and writer at Princeton University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Jersey Devil Press, By&By Poetry, and Sweet Tree Review. In her free time, she likes learning languages and playing Avalon. She grew up in Rockville, Maryland.


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