A Quiet Root

We comb through hundreds of literary magazines to bring you one stellar poem or flash fiction piece every weekday.

“Deep Cuts” by Andrew Collard

Distance gives even the deepest cuts a context: every bruise, every lie,
every awful thing I’ve ever done bellows from where it rests

in time, cohering like an orchestra to song. Somehow, hurt turns
less severe, the way buzzing from a broken radio becomes a curtain

soothing me to sleep.

Read it in The West Review

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