001 – Allison Morton

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“untitled” by Allison Morton

001

she looks into a well
she feels the space
running down
into the core of the planet
where it spins and stops and
she remembers photographs in boxes on shelves in the back room
musty carpet and broken windows taped over
puncture holes in her vision
she sees where he sleeps, placid,
dead not dead not anywhere not alive
either but still
so she opens boxes on shelves in the back room where he slept
the well where he hides things
is full
of space

 

 

Allison Morton is a poet, visual artist and filmmaker originally from Apollo Beach, FL. She received her BFA in Filmmaking from Ringling College of Art and Design and her MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics from the University of Washington, Bothell. Her work can be found on the cover of the current issue of Poetry Northwest, and in Peach Magazine, The Sonder Review, and others. You can find her on Twitter @allydmorton. 

 

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